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What could be the cause of constant tearing in one eye but not the other?

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Dr. Asim Piracha
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In brief: Blocked tear duct

The most common reason for constant tearing (epiphora) is a blocked tear duct.
The tearing is usually asymmetric - worse in one eye than the other. Warm compresses to the inner corner of the eyelid (next to the nose) along with a mild topical steroid and antibiotic drops can help the condition. If these measures are not successful a surgical procedure (dcr) may be necessary.

In brief: Blocked tear duct

The most common reason for constant tearing (epiphora) is a blocked tear duct.
The tearing is usually asymmetric - worse in one eye than the other. Warm compresses to the inner corner of the eyelid (next to the nose) along with a mild topical steroid and antibiotic drops can help the condition. If these measures are not successful a surgical procedure (dcr) may be necessary.
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