Epiphora (watering eye)

Epiphora is the term used for a watery eye. Teary eyes are usually caused from Dry Eye or Blocked Tear Ducts.

Dry Eye

When eyes get dry, it will send a message to the brain asking for help. The response is an increase in production of tears to moisturise the eye. However, these tears don't stay on the eye and evaporates. A vicious cycle of drying and tearing begins causing epiphora. 
 

Blocked Tear Ducts

Tear ducts are small holes located on the inner eye lid margin. Their role is to drain excess tears when we blink. Sometimes these ducts may block up with debris or collapse due to ageing. Unblocking the ducts will increase drainage and reduce tearing.

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