epiphora


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epiphora

[‚ep·ə ′fȯr·ə]
(medicine)
An abnormal increase in tearing of one or both eyes.
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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.
Mild blepharedema, moderate blepharospasm, and epiphora OS were present.
5,6) Other manifestations, which are usually related to the degree of tumor extension, can include headache, dizziness, focal neurologic deficits secondary to direct tumor extension, eye and/ or facial pain, expectoration of tissue, epiphora, vision loss, exophthalmos, and anosmia.
The causes of epiphora are broadly considered to be related to three factors, with a significant proportion being more of a spectrum and multifactorial:
The examination revealed epiphora, blepharospasm, and mild conjunctivitis.
These nematodes are responsible for epiphora, conjunctivitis, keratitis, and corneal ulcers (1-3).
Most erosions occur during the night or early morning hours and are often described as an abrupt 'ripping' or 'tearing' sensation, followed by an immediate sharp pain, foreign body sensation, epiphora, photophobia, reduced visual acuity and lid swelling.
While it is often asymptomatic, some patients present with epiphora or discharge.
Clinical examination revealed a semisolid tissue swelling dorsonasal to the left eye, with epiphora and ventrotemporal deviation of the globe (Fig 1).
callipaeda infection is endemic in poor communities in Asia, particularly in China (3), where it is frequently reported as being responsible for human thelaziasis with mild to severe symptoms (including lacrimation, epiphora, conjunctivitis, keratitis, and corneal ulcers) (4).
After five minutes, the cotton bud is removed and the presence of fluorescein (positive) on the bud indicates a patent lacrimal drainage system and the epiphora may be the result of lacrimal hypersecretion, caused by conditions such as ocular allergy, dry eye, blepharitis, trichiasis, distichiasis, entropion, ectropion, foreign bodies, concretions, corneal disease or anterior uveitis.
In the open surgery group, 8 patients developed facial edema, 8 developed epiphora, 6 developed wound sepsis, and 2 developed deep vein thrombosis.