Ectropion

What Is Ectropion? Ectropion (ek-TROH-pee-on) is when your lower eyelid turns or sags outward, away from your eye, exposing the surface of your inner eyelid.This condition can cause eye dryness, excessive tearing, and irritation. Ectropion may be due to several...

Exophoria

Exophoria is defined as an outward deviation of the eyes. The best way to think of exophoria is under convergence – the eyes don’t want to perfectly point in the same direction. The result of an outward eye (phoric) posture is that the eyes and brain must...

Punctal Plugs and Dry Eyes

 A punctal plug is a small device that blocks tear duct drainage. Punctal plugs may help to relieve the symptoms of chronic dry, itchy, or burning eyes.  Doctors use a procedure called punctal occlusion surgery to insert punctal plugs, which may be a temporary or...

Watery Eyes

Overview Tears serve several key roles in your body. They keep your eyes lubricated and help to wash away foreign particles and dust. They are also a component of your immune system that protect you against infection.  Glands under the skin of your upper eyelids...