Tear Duct Disease

Tearing is fairly common and when it improves with the use of artificial tears or only happens on rare occasions, it requires no further treatment. However, if the symptom of tearing does not resolve in a short period of time, the cause could be blockage of the tear drainage system externally, in the eyelid, or in the nose. A proper eyelid and tear duct system evaluation is mandatory, since the majority of most tear duct disease may require surgical correction.