Tearing is a common problem and can occur for several reasons. A Doral Health & Wellness ophthalmologist will evaluate to determine the likely cause of tearing.
Occasionally, the tearing can be caused by narrowing or blockage of the tear drainage system (also known as the nasolacrimal duct system).
There may or may not be an infection present. A simple surgery may be recommended to open the system and improve tear drainage.
This is done as an out-patient, and the majority of patients experience improvement in the ensuing weeks.