Category Archives: Tearing Disorders

Excessive Tearing: Possible Causes and Treatment Options

Tears are more than just a way we show emotion – they’re an essential process in the body. On a daily basis, tears help lubricate the eyes and prevent them from drying out. But if you’re experiencing excessive tearing, also known as epiphora, your eyes may feel itchy, cloudy, and red. Here are some possible causes… Read More »

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What Can Cause a Tearing Disorder?

Northbrook, IL, area patients with vision and eye concerns are encouraged to talk to a board-certified ophthalmologist about their concerns. By undergoing a thorough evaluation and getting a definitive diagnosis, you can get the care and treatment you need to address your specific issues. When patients are experiencing excess or not enough tears, they may… Read More »

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What Is Tearing Disorder?

If you find yourself with extra tearing in the eyes, you may be dealing with a tearing disorder. Dr. Daniel S. Tresley and his team in Northbrook, IL, work with patients to help them better understand this condition and how to manage it successfully. Continue reading to find out more about tearing disorder and what… Read More »

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What is tearing disorder and how can it be addressed?

If you are tearing up more than usual, it might be a sign of tearing disorder. This condition can cause significant discomfort and can even lead to vision loss if not addressed. An ophthalmologist in Northbrook, IL can help diagnose and treat tearing disorder. Dr. Daniel Tresley is here to educate patients on tearing disorders,… Read More »

What to Know About Excessive Tearing

Tears make you look compassionate, help you demonstrate emotion, and depending on your acting abilities, may even get you out of the occasional speeding ticket. However, if you have started to tear for no rhyme or reason, you may be suffering from an underlying medical condition. Your tears are what keep your eyes lubricated and… Read More »

Don’t Cry: 6 Reasons Your Eyes May Be Tearing

Whether you’re in a meeting with executives or trying to have a conversation with the president of your child’s PTA, it’s more than embarrassing to have your eyes suddenly start tearing. Not only can tearing make you look like you’re crying, but it can make your makeup run and your vision temporarily blurry. If you… Read More »

What’s the Best Way to Treat Tear Trough Deformity?

A tear trough refers to the inherent semi-circular depression that runs below the eyes from the innermost corners of the eyelids to the outermost corner of each eye. In the worst cases, this depression can extend into the upper cheek region. The natural process of aging tends to alter the appearance of tear troughs resulting… Read More »

Symptoms of Blocked Tear Ducts in Children and Adults

In ideal conditions, the eyes are regularly lubricated by a thin film of tears that are continuously produced by the lacrimal glands. These tears are consequently drained towards the corners of the eyes via the puncta. From here, the tears travel to the lacrimal sac, then to the nasolacrimal duct, nose, and finally, the throat… Read More »

Assessment and Evaluation of Tearing Problems

We occasionally have patients, both women and men, who come in complaining of excessive tearing. Aside from seeking treatment, they also want to know the causes of their condition. Does it have to do with lack of sleep? Perhaps an adverse side effect from a medication they’re taking? Below is an outline of what you… Read More »

Understanding the Possible Causes of Excessive Tearing

Excessive tearing or frequent episodes of watery eyes may be a sign of an underlying condition or may be a condition in itself. As a board certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Daniel Tresley has helped men and women who have issues with excessive tearing through accurate diagnosis of the underlying problem. If you’ve been tearing more than… Read More »

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