epiphora


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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]

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.
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Kozobolis, "Lower eyelid laxity in functional acquired epiphora: evaluation with quantitative scintigraphy," Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, vol.
No significant difference was observed at the different time points within groups or between groups for episcleral congestion, blepharospasm, conjuctival hyperemia, epiphora, chemosis or ocular discharge.
Epiphora can be linked to a variety of conditions so if you cannot see any obvious issue, such as hair or dirt in her eye, then you should take her to the vet who will be able to find out what is causing the problem.
Photophobia, epiphora, and red eye are a constant in these patients;
Diagnosis of obstruction in epiphora by Dacryocystography.
(6) Epiphora cleared in seven of them and exposure keratitis reversed in all the four who had it pre-operatively.
Three of the patients in the lateral rhinotomy group had epiphora and two patients had numbness in the cheek.
They can obstruct the canaliculi, causing epiphora, or incite inflammation and possibly infection, causing canaliculitis or dacryocystitis.
Related to anaphora is epiphora or colon-final repetition.
These extend from the uncomfortable sensation of `dry eyes' to epiphora, as watery eyes are known.
The essential symptom is epiphora, which is aggravated by conditions such as exposure to wind.