epiphora


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.

epiphora

[‚ep·ə ′fȯr·ə]
(medicine)
An abnormal increase in tearing of one or both eyes.
References in periodicals archive ?
Patient V: 1 had corneal oedema, epiphora, enlarged globe and photophobia in both eyes (Figure-2c).
Subjective success was defined as the absence of tearing, assessed using Munk's score [12]; 0: no epiphora, 1: occasional epiphora requiring drying or dabbing less than twice a day, 2: epiphora requiring dabbing two to four times per day, 3: epiphora requiring dabbing five to ten times per day, 4: epiphora requiring dabbing more than ten times daily or constant tearing.
As Epiphora asks, "Are we trying to 'prove' it's pee so we can keep shaming people for doing it?"
If patients with complaints of recurrent unilateral epiphora and discharge were started on topical antibiotics for conjunctivitis but their signs and symptoms return after a brief period of improvement, as occurred with our patients, a more careful examination of the canaliculi should be done with canaliculitis in mind for the differential diagnosis.
Concomitantly the presence of discomfort (blepharospasm), ocular discharge, epiphora and conjuctival hyperemia were analyzed using the following score chart: 0 (absence), 1 (mild), 2 (moderate), 3 (severe).
This case exhibited chronic epiphora and displacement of the globe.
Tearing is a normal function of the eye but excessive tearing, known as epiphora, can be a sign of an underlying condition or disease, or could even be caused by something as simple as insufficient grooming.
The typical signs of the keratopathy are dry eye, red eye, photophobia, epiphora, VA reduction, and blepharospasm, with increased risk of bacterial infections and eye perforation [1,4].
Adverse reactions to the botulinum toxin include ptosis keratitis epiphora diplopia and ocular irritation.
Their topics include endoscopic anatomy for office-based rhinology procedures, patient selection and informed consent, nasal and sinus anesthesia for office procedures, treating post-endoscopic sinus surgery issues, managing septal pathologies, and evaluating and treating epiphora. The disk illustrates selected surgical procedures.
Epiphora is a sign of lacrimal drainage obstruction or congenital glaucoma (which is much more serious and can lead to blindness if not treated urgently).