Primary hypersecretion of the lacrimal glands
True primary hypersecretion of the lacrimal glands is extremely rare 1. It presents with epiphora and irritation of the periocular skin. Treatment rests upon injection of botulinum toxin, with surgical resection reserved for refractory cases 1,2.
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