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A 31-year-old member asked:

Why do the eyes water all the time; would it be infection or allergies?

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Dr. David Wyatt
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Most common-allergy: Eye allergens are common to cause daily itching, dryness and irritation along with watering... Watery eyes may also be due to "chronic dry eyes".
Dr. Jay Bradley
Cornea, Cataract, & Refractive (LASIK & PRK) Surgery 19 years experience
Reflex tearing : Reflex tearing occurs when the eyes get irritated and dry, your description sounds like dry eye. Initial treatment is frequent artificial tears during the day, ountment at night, warm compresses a few times a day, and omega-3 fatty acid supplements. If no improvement, you should see an eye doctor for further evaluation.

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