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What Causes Tearing? Excessive tearing, or epiphora, is a common complaint for many patients. It is caused by the overproduction of tears from the lacrimal gland, or decreased tear drainage by the lacrimal ducts. Patients may describe a welling of tears on their eyes, tears dripping down their cheeks, excessive wiping of tears, always carrying around a tissue for wiping, or mucous crusting of their eyes in.