Tearing & Lacrimal Gland Disorders

At Milwaukee Eye Care, we are proud to offer treatments for tearing and lacrimal gland problems. One of the most common and yet often overlooked issues we encounter is tearing, or excessive production of tears, as well as disorders of the lacrimal gland. These important structures play a crucial role in maintaining the health and function of our eyes, and any problems in this area can significantly affect our vision and overall well-being.


Common causes of extreme tearing can include blockage of the tear ducts, a deviated eye, dry eyes, and/or facial nerve damage. For lacrimal gland issues, the obstruction could result from a bacterial infection, a virus, impacted sinus, trauma, and/or allergies.


Common symptoms of these issues may include watery eyes, tearing, eye discharge, dry eyes and facial pain. 

Consultation at Milwaukee Eye Care

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, Dr. Murphy will conduct a comprehensive evaluation to determine the best course of action. During your initial visit, you can expect a thorough consultation to discuss your condition and your goals for treatment. During this time, he will review your medical history and perform a diagnostic exam.


Dr. Murphy will create a customized treatment plan that meets your needs. Treatment options vary and can include medications, surgical procedures, or a combination of both. Depending on the severity and cause of your condition, Dr. Murphy may suggest a surgical procedure to repair any damage or blockages. We can often perform these procedures with minimally invasive techniques for quicker and safer recovery. 


Following your treatment, Dr. Murphy will provide detailed instructions to ensure a safe and efficient recovery. This may involve taking medications, changing eating habits or making lifestyle modifications. He will also provide guidance on potential side effects and risks associated with the procedure. 


The goal of treatment is to help reduce your symptoms and improve your quality of life. With the right treatment plan and diligent follow up care, most patients can expect to find relief from their symptoms.

At Milwaukee Eye Care, we understand how disruptive tearing and lacrimal gland problems can be, and look forward to helping you achieve the best possible outcome. For more information about Dr. Murphy and our treatments, please contact us today. We look forward to answering your questions and helping you feel your best.

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