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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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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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Are contacts okay for dry and watery eyes?

Are contacts okay for dry and watery eyes?

Might exacerbate: Contacts are difficult to wear in underlying dry eye since they can make the dryness feel worse. ...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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I'm curious as to what is the best medicine to treat really bad watery eyes?

Depends on the cause: Epiphora, or watery eyes in medical jargon can be due to a variety of causes. These can be boiled down to those that cause too much tear production such as ocular irritation and watering due to insufficient drainage of tears such as cases of nasolacrimal duct obstruction. So, the solution to the watery eyes depends on the root cause. Many good treatments exist for most causes of epiphora. ...Read more

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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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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 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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