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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.