Eyes are primarily lubricated by tears produced by tear glands located
in your upper eyelids. Natural tears make your eyes feel cool, comfortable,
refreshed, and help prevent infection of your eye and eylids.
Blinking spreads a film of tears across the surface of your eyes.
The tears move to the inside region of the eye and through the tear
drainage ducts into the nose and throat.
When Your Eyes Feel Uncomfortable
If there are not enough lubricating tears on the surface of your eyes,
you may experience dry eye symptoms such as dry, red, itchy, burning
or watery eyes, irritation and pain. Tear related problems are the
most common medical reason people visit eye doctors.
Lacrimal Occlusion for Long Term Relief
"Lacrimal occlusion" is the partial blockage of your tear draining
ducts to preserve lubricating natural tears on the surface of the eyes.
This procedure may provide you with long term relief from dry eye symptoms.
For many people, lacrimal occlusion can reduce or even eliminate the
need for lubricating eye drops. Ask your eye doctor if you're a candidate
for the long term relief of lacrimal occlusion.