Disorders of the lacrimal drainage system are caused by a number of different factors, such as blockage of the tear ducts due to infection, inflammation, tumors, or other structural abnormalities.
The diagnosis of a disorder of the lacrimal drainage system is usually made through a physical exam, and sometimes imaging tests such as X-rays, CT scans, or MRI scans may be used to help make the diagnosis.
Differential diagnosis of a disorder of the lacrimal drainage system may include infection, inflammation, tumors, and other structural abnormalities.
Treatment of a disorder of the lacrimal drainage system may include medications, surgery, or other procedures to unblock the tear ducts.
The prognosis of a disorder of the lacrimal drainage system largely depends on the underlying cause and severity of the condition. In some cases, the disorder can be successfully treated and the symptoms resolved. In other cases, the disorder may require long-term management.