Find your care
Our ophthalmology team offers the most advanced treatments for all types of eye conditions. To find out more, please call your provider.
Tearing is the eyes response to irritation. Tears keep the exposed surface of the eye moist and wash away dust and other foreign material. The eyes normally create excessive tears (epiphora) in response to strong emotions, but excessive tearing can also result from disorders of the external surface of the eye, problems with the tear drainage system, or flaccid (floppy) lower eyelids.
Tearing may a symptom of: