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Dr. Jonathan Levin
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Lacrimation (Overview)

Lacrimation is tearing. Tearing is normal but their are some diseases that cause a decrease or increase in tearing.


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So lacrimation is that you produce tears all the time?

So lacrimation is that you produce tears all the time?

Excessive tearing: Lacrimation is an excess tearing. It can be due to excess production which is mainly caused by eye condition and sometime due to an irritation. It can also be due to blockage or tightness of the tear drainage system. A complete evaluation by your ophthalmologist can pinpoint the cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Jonathan Levin
288 doctors shared insights

Lacrimation (Overview)

Lacrimation is tearing. Tearing is normal but their are some diseases that cause a decrease or increase in tearing.


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What does it mean if a person have lacrimation problems with fatal familial insomnia or sporadic fatal insomnia?

What does it mean if a person have lacrimation problems with fatal familial insomnia or sporadic fatal insomnia?

Lacrimation problems: Early in familial or sporadic fatal insomnia, a person may experience altered attentiveness, trouble initiating sleep, and periods of high fever, sweating, salivation, and lacrimation. This is excessive lacrimation rather than inability to weep tears. There are also uncoordinated movements, myoclonus, and hyperreflexia on neuro exam. Lacrimation is not the center of this syndrome. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Throw away any used contact lenses
Once
Do not occlude or cover eyes
Once
If you have pink eye, wash face towels with hot water separately
Once
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How to get rid of from lacrimation?

Depends on the cause: If your tearing is from a blocked tear duct, then the duct needs to be opened. If the tearing is from dry eyes (and you are tearing too much to compensate for it) then you need artificial tear drops to soothe your eyes. This will stop the tearing. ...Read more

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Dr. William Dieck Dr. Dieck
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Treating Eye Injuries (Checklist)

Seek immediate medical attention
Once
If it's a chemical exposure, rinse eye with water for 15 minutes
Once
Do NOT rub eye
Once
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So lacrimation is that you produce tears all the time?

Excessive tearing: Lacrimation is an excess tearing. It can be due to excess production which is mainly caused by eye condition and sometime due to an irritation. It can also be due to blockage or tightness of the tear drainage system. A complete evaluation by your ophthalmologist can pinpoint the cause. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Lacrimation?

What is the definition or description of: Lacrimation?

Lacrimation: Lacrimation is tearing. Tearing is normal but their are some diseases that cause a decrease or increase in tearing. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Treating a Lazy Eye (Checklist)

Wear glasses to protect amblyopic eye
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Get annual eye exam
Yearly
Use low vision aids if severe
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How to get rid of from lacrimation?

Depends on the cause: If your tearing is from a blocked tear duct, then the duct needs to be opened. If the tearing is from dry eyes (and you are tearing too much to compensate for it) then you need artificial tear drops to soothe your eyes. This will stop the tearing. ...Read more

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Treating Pink Eye (Checklist)

Wash your hands frequently
Daily
Tell dr the cause of your pink eye (allergic, viral, bacterial)
once
Do not use someone else's eye drops
Once
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What does it mean if a person have lacrimation problems with fatal familial insomnia or sporadic fatal insomnia?

Lacrimation problems: Early in familial or sporadic fatal insomnia, a person may experience altered attentiveness, trouble initiating sleep, and periods of high fever, sweating, salivation, and lacrimation. This is excessive lacrimation rather than inability to weep tears. There are also uncoordinated movements, myoclonus, and hyperreflexia on neuro exam. Lacrimation is not the center of this syndrome. ...Read more

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Mygirl 14months. From2 days had lacrimation, eye itching and secretions What can I do?

Mygirl 14months. From2 days had lacrimation, eye itching and secretions
What can I do?

Blocked tear duct?: Usually a blocked tear duct will have resolved by now, but it doesn't always. I would discuss with her pediatrician having a referral to a pediatric opthamologist to evaluate the eye and tear duct and determine the next course of action (if they determine that there needs to be one). ...Read more

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Managing Eye Twitching (Checklist)

Reduce caffeine intake
once
Reduce alcohol intake
once
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For the past 2 days I be really emotional but inly one eye tears up. What could this.mean?

For the past 2 days I be really emotional but inly one eye tears up. What could this.mean?

Your unilateral: eye tearing is not the main issue, your being emotional is. Are you a bit depressed, anxious, afraid, irritable, angry? please stay in touch ...Read more

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Have swollen left eye...Tears alot..And underneath my eye theres a swollen sack.

Have swollen left eye...Tears alot..And underneath my eye theres a swollen sack.

Get it evaluated: Unilateral eye swelling could indicate infection. This issue needs to be evaluated. Seek medical attention through your own doctor or an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Right eye tears up every am then clears for rest of day...What could be the cause?

Lagophthalmos : Your description sounds like you may have nocturnal lagophthalmos which means that the one eye is staying partially open, drys out, and then develops reflex tearing in the morning. Try using overthecounter ointment (like refresh pm, lacrilube (artificial tears) or systane nighttime. ...Read more

Dr. William Dieck
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Eye Tears (Definition)

Eye tears = lacrimation ...Read more