Treatments for Excessive Tearing

From the Show: The Wizard of Eyes
Summary: Learn about the anatomy of tears and how to treat tearing abnormalities.
Air Date: 1/25/16
Duration: 10
Host: Robert Abel, Jr., MD
Guest Bio: Ari D. Abel, MD
Dr. Ari D. AbelDr. Ari Abel has performed his ophthalmology training at the Wilmer Institute of Johns Hopkins and then did additional training in Plastic Surgery of the face and eyes. He is board certified by the American Academies of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic Surgery and Cosmetic Surgeons. He practices in Wilmington, Delaware.
Treatments for Excessive Tearing
Not all tears are of the emotional variety.

In fact, you have three different types of tears, all with important purposes.

Sometimes there is more to tearing than being sad or having dry eyes.

Excessive tear flow can also be an indicator of eye abnormalities, including loose lower eye lids, blockage, aging, and seasonal allergies.

Dr. Ari D. Abel, Oculoplastic Surgeon, joins host of The Wizard of Eyes, Dr. Robert Abel, to discuss the anatomy of tearing, causes of abnormal tearing, and treatment options.