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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Watery Eyes

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How can I care for watery eyes at home?

How can I care for watery eyes at home?

Watery eyes: Watery eyes can be suggestive of allergy but also of dry eyes. If the eyes are itchy it is more suggestive of allergy. If you have a gritty or sandy feeling , then dry eyes are most likely. The use of otc ocular lubricants/tears can sometimes be helpful.. For allergy, there are otc allergy eye drops that can be tried. ...Read more

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Watery Eyes (Definition)

Tears out of proportion. Eyes need tear film to keep the cornea clear of any local or environmental foreign materials. The tears are produced by local as well as accessory lacrimal glands and are constantly being replaced by evaporation or suction by the nasolacrimal system into the nose. Watery eyes can result from many causes, some of which being too much production ...Read more


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Do watery eyes mean my contacts are bad?

Do watery eyes mean my contacts are bad?

Possibly: Contacts float on a layer of tears and some degree of water on the eye surface is essential. But if the watering is excessive and there is no redness or change in vision, then you might have a tear outflow problem. Hopefully you have maintained the proper contact wear and cleaning schedule. Discuss this with your contact lense fitter if this persists. ...Read more

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Why I have watery eyes in the morning but am ok in the afternoon?

Why I have watery eyes in the morning but am ok in the afternoon?

Probably dry: A common reason for eyes to be watery in the mornings only is dryness which is exaggerated at night when the tear flow drops during sleep. If you do not have visual changes, pain, redness or swelling, then this is the likely reason. You might try applying otc eye ointment in each eye just before sleep. ...Read more

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Can you damage your corneas from having those watery eyes while chopping onions?

Can you damage your corneas from having those watery eyes while chopping onions?

No: The cut onion releases an acidic chemical which dissolves in the tears and causes irritation. The concentration under any circumstances is not enough to cause any deep seated change. So chop away and try using one of the tricks to minimize the irritation (google eye irritation from onions). ...Read more

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Is it possible to get rid of watery eyes?

Is it possible to get rid of watery eyes?

Yes: Determine if reflexive tearing (thus treat the etiology, remove inciting factor or improve the tear film or make more tears), or obstruction of the tear drain (thus re-open it or bypass it), or any underlying primary or secondary cause. Excessive tearing is usually when you have to carry a tissue box and the tears are always spilling over like crying. ...Read more

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Is it unusual a headache to cause watery eyes?

Is it unusual a headache to cause watery eyes?

Commonly: Headaches tend to stimulate the nervous system elsewhere in the body and that can include the nerves to the tear secretion mechansim. Thus excess tearing can occur and that causes watery eyes. ...Read more

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What is the solution for red watery eyes and irritation in the eyes?

What is the solution for red watery eyes and irritation in the eyes?

Allergy/blepharitis: Accurate diagnosis would be best carried out by eyecare specialist. This could be allergy if it is itchy. Antihistamines & cool compresses are best here. If there is burning & crusting it is likely blepharitis. Lid hygiene & drops/ointment would be treatment. If problem is new onset it may be infectious conjunctivitis . This is treated with drops. Definitely see your doc! ...Read more

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Are itchy, watery eyes due to allergies?

Are itchy, watery eyes due to allergies?

Likely: Itching and tearing are classic symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis. See you eye doctor to confirm that this is the problem and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Best OTC allergy medicine for watery eyes?

Ketotifen eye drops: Ketotifen is marketed over the couter as Zaditor (ketotifen) eye drops, and is used twice daily. Generally as effective as most prescription eye drops, and you only have to use it twice daily. ...Read more

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