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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

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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Can you go blind from having watery eyes while chopping onions for a salad?

Can you go blind from having watery eyes while chopping onions for a salad?

Just tearing: The aroma of onion is irritating to your eyes and causes you to tear - but there is no danger of injury to your eye or damage to your vision. ...Read more

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What illness causes cloudy, watery eyes?

What illness causes cloudy, watery eyes?

Dry Eye Syndrome: is common but doesn't produce cloudy tears. Infection can produce sticky, cloudy tears. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: watery eyes?

What is the definition or description of: watery eyes?

Tearing eyes: 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 or resistance to outflow. ...Read more

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What to do if I have really watery eyes all the time! why!?

What to do if I have really watery eyes all the time! why!?

Dry eye syndrome: The most common cause of watery eyes is dry eye syndrome. It seems paradoxical, but what happens is this. The eye is chronically dry and makes a flood of tears. Try using some over the counter artificial tears two to four times per day. If this does not help, then make an appointment with an ophthalmologist (eye md) who can evaluate and treat your watery eyes. ...Read more

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My 1 year old has a watery eyes what's that mean?

My 1 year old has a watery eyes what's that mean?

Watery eyes: Your child may be allergic to something, most notably fuzzy animal toys. ...Read more

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My son is 2 years old and got watery eyes problem?

My son is 2 years old and got watery eyes problem?

Watery eyes: This time of year the most common cause would be seasonal allergies. If it is a more chronic problem, could still be allergies, but different triggering agents. He's a bit old for tear duct stenosis, but if condition has present since birth, this too is possible. Then there are irritant causes such as smoke, dust, dryness, perfumes - that list is endless. Treatment depends on cause so see doc ...Read more

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Is it safe to use visited AC daily for watery eyes?

Is it safe to use visited AC daily for watery eyes?

No: Watery eyes usually mean that your eyes are either too dry (your body senses the rough surface of the dry eyes and thinks there is foreign material that needs to be washed away) or there is a blockage in your tear drainage system. Either way, treatment with visine ac is not appropriate. You should see an eye md to see why your eyes are watering. ...Read more

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