Lacrimal or Tearing Problems
Also known as: lacrimal disorders, tear duct obstruction, congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction
What are lacrimal or tearing problems?
When the tear ducts are blocked and do not allow tears to flow from the corners of the eyes properly, this is known as a lacrimal or tearing problem. It’s a common problem in infants at birth but can also occur in adults, as well.
Reviewed by: Zenia Aguilera, MD
This page was last updated on: May 08, 2019 03:06 PM