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e·piph·o·ra

(ē-pif'ō-ră), Avoid the mispronunciation epiphor'a.
An overflow of tears on the cheek, due to imperfect drainage by the tear-conducting passages.
Synonym(s): tearing, watery eye (1)
[G. a sudden flow, fr. epi, on, + pherō, to bear]

epiphora

/epiph·o·ra/ (e-pif´or-ah) [Gr.] overflow of tears due to obstruction of lacrimal duct.

epiphora

See tearing.

e·piph·o·ra

(ē-pif'ōr-ă)
An overflow of tears on the cheek, due to imperfect drainage by the tear-conducting passages or excess lacrimal production.
Synonym(s): tearing.
[G. a sudden flow, fr. epi, on, + pherō, to bear]

epiphora

Running over of tears as a result of failure of the normal tear drainage into the nose. This may be due to blockage of the tear duct or to ECTROPION, in which the opening of the tear drain no longer rests in the tear film.

epiphora

Overflow of tears due to faulty apposition of the lacrimal puncta in the lacrimal lake, scarring of the puncta, paresis of the orbicularis muscle, obstruction of the lacrimal passage or ectropion. This impairment of the outflow of tears is often unilateral. The main symptoms are discomfort and blurring of vision and sometimes embarrassment. Management depends on the cause. Syn. watery eye (colloquial). See dacryops; hyperlacrimation.

epiphora

an abnormal overflow of tears down the face, due usually to stricture of the nasolacrimal duct. Called also illacrimation.
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Differentiating between obstructive and reflex epiphora is often easier in a lacrimal clinic than in general practice.
A 92-year-old woman was referred to our Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery for evaluation of epiphora, nasal obstruction, trifling epistaxis, and an abscess in the right lacrimal sac that had arisen 4 months earlier.
All patients presented with epiphora beyond 3 months after the primary surgery, were examined thoroughly to establish the etiology and to exclude the causes of hyperlacrimation.
eye history of eye Epiphora 1 R Unavailable + ++ ++ 2 R Chronic -- -- -- corneal disease unresponsive to medical treatment 3 R + +++ ++ L Progressive + + + corneal ulceration unresponsive to medical treatment 4 L + +++ ++ 5 L Trauma - - - followed by non-healing corneal ulceration 6 L Unavailable + ++ + Patient Corneal Cornea Bulbar Anterior STT no.
The first step is to determine whether the epiphora is caused by an increase in lacrimation or a decrease in tear drainage.
Epiphora means that the tears spill onto the cheek.
Patients generally present with intermittent epiphora, pain, and swelling in the medial canthal area.
Physical examination of animals revealed blepharospasm, epiphora, photophobia and presence of corneal ulceration with involvement of deeper layers (Fig.
This patients may suffer from, nasal obstruction, CSF rhinorrhoea, epistaxis, epiphora, hypertolorism and cosmetic derformity.
Epiphora may occur as a result of the lacrimal punctum not lying in the tear lake to drain the tears away.
Persistent postoperative epiphora was corrected with dacryocystorhinotomy (DCR).
Ophthalmic examination revealed epiphora, photophobia, marked blepharospasm, mild central corneal edema and white foci (2 X 2 mm) at anterior stroma, below the roughned epithelium.