Issue Description An imperforate lacrimal punctum is a
congenital disorder of dogs involving the lack of an opening to the
nasolacrimal duct (tear duct) in the conjunctiva. Dogs normally have
two lacrimal puncta, the superior and inferior. This condition can
affect either or both.
Affected breeds include:
American Cocker Spaniel
Symptoms Symptoms include excessive tearing and tear
staining of the hair around the eye.
Diagnosis Imperforate lacrimal puncta can be corrected by
surgical opening of the punctum.