Tearing/Nasolacrimal Oculoplastics

Tearing in humans is a result of a multitude of factors. Some patients will have an over-production of tears from irritation of the eyes. Others will have under-drainage of the tears, whether it be from a blockage of the tear drainage system or from poor flow through the drainage system. Tearing can often be treated only with drops. If need be, simple in-office procedures can be done to enhance topical drop therapy. Some patients with full blockage of the tear drainage system who cannot be controlled with drops may require surgery. If this is the case, Dr. Leon Rosen can bypass the blockage through an endoscopic surgical procedure which allows for reduced discomfort and accelerated recovery time following surgery. If you have a tearing problem, contact us to make an appointment