The tears that lubricate our eyes drain from the eye to the nose through a structure called the lacrimal drainage system. A blockage at any point along this system can lead to tearing. Not all tearing eyes have a blockage of this system, although this is a potential reason for the tearing. The relative dryness of the surface of the eye, the position of the eyelids, and the ability of the eyelids to blink are additional variables that can affect the amount of tearing that patients experience.

If you're experiencing bothersome tearing, Dr. Soll will determine whether medical and/or surgical therapy will be the best treatment to alleviate your tearing and restore your quality of life.