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Lacrimation

Also known as Tearing and Lacrimation

Tears are secretions that clean and lubricate the eyes. Lacrimation or lachrymation (from Latin lacrima, meaning "tear") is the production or shedding of tears.

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What causes it?

The most common causes of lacrimation are conjunctivitis, seasonal allergies (hay fever), and cataract. Other possible causes, such as otitis media, are more rare.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with lacrimation often receive ophthalmic examination and evaluation, ophthalmologic and otologic diagnosis and treatment, other therapeutic procedures on eyelids; conjunctiva; cornea, other diagnostic procedures on skin and subcutaneous tissue, influenzavirus antibody assay, other respiratory therapy, nonoperative removal of foreign body and other intraocular therapeutic procedures .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with lacrimation include olopatadine ophthalmic, moxifloxacin (avelox), tobramycin ophthalmic, erythromycin ophthalmic, azelastine ophthalmic, proparacaine ophthalmic, tropicamide ophthalmic, gentamicin ophthalmic, brimonidine ophthalmic, phenylephrine (duramax), prednisolone ophthalmic, loteprednol ophthalmic and cyclosporine ophthalmic .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for lacrimation include race/ethnicity = other, age 1-4 years and age < 1 years.

Age

< 1 years
1.8x
1-4 years
1.9x
5-14 years
1.3x
15-29 years
0.5x
30-44 years
0.9x
45-59 years
0.8x
60-74 years
1.2x
75+ years
1.3x

Sex

Male
1.0x
Female
1.0x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.1x
Hispanic
1.1x
White
0.9x
Other
1.5x
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