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ICD-10 code: H04.2

Chapter: Diseases of the eye and adnexia

Understanding Epiphora: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Epiphora, also known as watery eyes, is a condition in which tears flow uncontrollably. This can occur due to an excess production of tears or a blockage in the tear drainage system. Epiphora is a common condition that affects people of all ages and can be caused by various factors.

  1. Symptoms of Epiphora
  2. Tearing or watering of the eyes
  3. Blurred vision
  4. Redness and irritation
  5. Sensitivity to light

If you experience any of these symptoms, it is important to consult an eye doctor for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.

  1. Causes of Epiphora
  2. Blockage in the tear drainage system
  3. Allergies
  4. Eye infections
  5. Eye injuries

Other factors that can cause epiphora include aging, certain medications, and medical conditions such as Bell's palsy and thyroid disorders.

  1. Treatment for Epiphora
  2. Artificial tears
  3. Antibiotics or antihistamines
  4. Surgery to correct a blocked tear duct

The treatment for epiphora depends on the underlying cause. Artificial tears can be used to relieve symptoms caused by dry eyes. Antibiotics or antihistamines can be prescribed to treat infections or allergies. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to correct a blocked tear duct.

Overall, if you are experiencing symptoms of epiphora, it is important to seek medical attention. With proper diagnosis and treatment, most cases of epiphora can be effectively managed.

Diagnosis Codes for Epiphora | H04.2

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