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my eye won't stop watering and has a clear discharge. what could be wrong?

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Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Infection: It most likely is a clogged nasal lacrimal duct (the overflow valve / drain). It could be a viral eye infection as well or reflex tearing from dry eyes. See an ophthalmologist.
Answered on Nov 2, 2016
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Conjunctivitis: Sounds like it could be conjunctivitis, possibly bacterial given that discharge. You may need an antibiotic drop. If your eye gets stuck shut, again it could be bacterial in origin. If not, maybe viral or allergic.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017

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Possible: But there are many other possibilities. You should visit an ophthalmologist if you want this to get better.
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