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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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The blepharospasm and epiphora OS remained unchanged; however, the conjunctival hyperemia and chemosis had decreased from moderate to mild.
In fact, evaporative-type dry eye may be perhaps the most common cause of epiphora resulting from reflex tearing.
In some cases, symptoms such as epiphora and drainage of a mucoid discharge may necessitate surgical excision.
15) In the present case, displacement of the palpebral fissure with epiphora was detected as well.
No abnormality of tear drainage, such as epiphora, was observed bilaterally.
The disease is characterized by sudden onset of ocular pain, swelling of the eyelids, a foreign body sensation or irritation, epiphora (excessive tearing), eye discharge, and photophobia.
50,53) Further, tightening of the lower eyelid skin may cause ectropion and subsequent epiphora.
Ocular sequelae of facial palsy include incomplete closure of the eye (lagophthalmos) with corneal exposure, loss of the corneal "squeegee effect" lower-lid ectropion with epiphora, browptosis, and decreased tear production.
Left untreated, this abnormal secretion will deteriorate and eventually lead to symptoms of ocular irritation such as foreign body sensation, epiphora, glare, tired eyes and excessive blinking, caused by a poor quality tear film.
A 28-year-old man presented with chief complaints of epiphora, intermittent medial canthal swelling and pain, a left lower lid deformity, and poor facial cosmesis.
A patient presents complaining of a gritty eye and epiphora.
He denied associated pain, epiphora, epistaxis, rhinorrhea, and episodes of sinusitis.