You may only think of tears as those salty drops that fall from your eyes when you cry. Actually, your tears clean your eyes every time you blink. Tears also keep your eyes moist, which is important for your vision.
Tear glands produce tears, and tear ducts carry the tears from the glands to the surface of your eye. Problems with the tear system can include too many tears, too few tears, or problems with the tear ducts. Treatment of the problem depends on the cause.
- Tear System (American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery)
Treatments and Therapies
- Choosing Wisely When It Comes to Eye Care: Punctal Plugs for Dry Eye (American Academy of Ophthalmology)
- How to Use Eye Drops Properly (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists)
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Journal Articles References and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
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