Original Article: PDF OnlyEpiphora Secondary to Punctal Apposition in the Setting of Graves' OrbitopathyCheema, Mohsin M. M.D.; Meyer, Dale R. M.D., F.A.C.S.Author Information Division of Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery, Department of Ophthalmology, and Lion's Eye Institute, Albany Medical College, Albany, New York, U.S.A. Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: June 1995 - Volume 11 - Issue 2 - p 122-124 Buy Abstract Summary The authors describe a patient who had epiphora and lacrimal outflow obstruction associated with proptosis and prolapse of orbital fat into the eyelids. The patient's puncta remained opposed throughout the blink cycle. A bilateral transcutaneous orbital fat decompression was done via upper eyelid crease and lower eyelid infraciliary incisions. Significant extraconal fat was removed. Two months after surgery, the epiphora had completely resolved, and proptosis and eyelid fullness had decreased. ©1995The American Society of Opthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Inc.