Too much or too little tears

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Masashi Mimura

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Masashi Mimura, MD

Ophthalmology

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  • Tears come out too much

  • A large amount of tears

  • Too little tears

  • Too many tears

  • Epiphora

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Content updated on May 23, 2022

When to See a Doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Eye pain

  • Photophobia

Possible Causes

  • Sjogren syndrome

    An autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks the organs that produce tears and saliva. This results in dry eyes and dry mouth. In some cases, the internal organs can also be gradually affected.

  • Cluster headache

    This condition presents with headaches occuring at the same time of the day everyday, lasting for weeks or even months in a row. The pain is disabling, interfering greatly with daily life.

  • Pesticide poisoning

  • Uveitis

  • Organophosphate poisoning

  • Hydrogen sulfide poisoning

  • Adenovirus infection

  • Formaldehyde poisoning

Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Do your eyes produce too much or too little tears?

  • Do you have eye pain?

  • Do you have dry eyes?

  • Do you have swollen eyes?

  • Do you have eye discharge?

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