About Tearing Eye
Watering or tearing eyes, also known as epiphora, is a condition that causes excessive tear production. The eyes rely on a healthy supply of lubrication to maintain optimal moisture for clear vision and function. When there is an imbalance in the tear film, it can prevent light from focusing properly on the retina, thereby impairing vision and resulting in chronic watering eyes. This condition is common among patients of all ages. If you've struggled with tearing eyes, call Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery to set up an appointment with seasoned ophthalmic plastic surgeon Dr. Shoib Myint.
Tearing Eye Reviews
"Dr. Myint performed surgery on my lower lids to correct assymmetry of my eyes, with which I was born. He didn't stop until I was satisfied with the results. He did a beautiful job and greatly improved my facial symmetry. He also corrected a tearing problem in my left eye. He is a kind and caring doctor. He is self-effacing about his superior skill as an ocular plastic surgeon even though he has authored many books on the subject. He is very personable. I highly recommend him. "- J.S. / Healthgrades / Jan 28, 2017
"I had Dr. Myint do my dry eye surgery he is very professional and repaired my dry eye. I am glad he knew what to do to cure my problem."- K.G. / Google / Aug 10, 2019
Causes and symptoms of tearing eye
The two main causes of watering eyes are excessive production of tears and obstructed tear ducts. Blocked or narrow tear ducts are often the result of swelling or chronic irritation. This generally prevents tears from being able to drain properly, which leads to tear buildup and infection. Watering eyes are usually brought on by dry eye syndrome, inflammatory disorders, allergies, aging, certain medications, and tumors. Common symptoms include blurred vision, mucous discharge, eye irritation, persistent redness in the eye, swelling, and pain in the inner corner of the eyelids.
treatment for tearing eye
Depending on the severity and exact cause of tearing eyes, treatment options will vary. The most common forms of therapy include over-the-counter artificial tears, prescription medications, antibiotics, and tear duct plugs. In severe cases, surgical intervention may be needed to create a new pathway for tear drainage. During your initial exam, Dr. Myint will perform a thorough evaluation to determine which treatment option may be best for you.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $1,500 - $4,000
- Recovery Time
- 4 – 6 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 – 2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
- Procedure Recovery Location
boost ocular health
Improve the health of your tear system with personalized treatment at Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV. Dr. Myint is a skilled practitioner with years of experience in treating medical conditions of the eye, including epiphora. During your initial visit, we can discuss insurance coverage and costs, but our overall goal is to provide you with affordable, outstanding eye care so you can get the treatment you need.