Chet E. Reistad, M.D.

Ophthalmic Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Excessive Tearing

Excessive tearing can occur from many causes, including but not limited to eyelid malposition (ectropion/entropion), misdirected eyelashes, eyelid laxity, plugged or blocked tear drain passages in the eyelid or nose, chemotherapy, nasal or facial fractures, old punctal plug placement and even dry eyes (yes, that is correct!). Proper evaluation is necessary to identify the cause and determine the proper treatment.

Surgical treatments, when necessary, include tear duct surgery (dacryocystorhinostomy РDCR), conjunctivodacryocystorhinostomy (CDCR РJones tube placement), tear duct stenting, plastic repair of the canaliculi and punctoplasty. Dr. Reistad commonly performs DCR surgery endoscopically (through the nose without making an incision on the face), although occasionally an external incision is necessary.

Fort Collins at Precision Center

(970) 221-2222

3151 Precision Dr.
Fort Collins, CO 80525

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Loveland at Centerra

(970) 221-2222

6125 Sky Pond Dr.
Loveland, CO 80538

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Greeley at Fox Run

(970) 221-2222

1701 61st Ave
Greeley, CO 80634

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