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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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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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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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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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What is the fix for red and irritated, watery eyes?

What is the fix for red and irritated, watery eyes?

Find the cause: Before a solution can be outlined, a cause must be found. See your eye doctor to find the cause of your symptoms, from your description they are most likely from allergy or viral infection. Once cause has been determined, your doctor can formulate a plan to solve the problem efficiently. ...Read more

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My daughter constantly has watery eyes. Is this normal?

My daughter constantly has watery eyes. Is this normal?

No: Could be tear duct obstruction / malformation, or even a sign of congenital glaucoma with blepharospasm and photophobia. Best to have it checked out. ...Read more

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My 6 month old has itchy watery eyes?

My 6 month old has itchy watery eyes?

Infection or others: This should be examined by a pediatric ophthalmologist. It could be an infection, an obstruction of the lacrimal (tear) outflow, or some issue with the inside of the eyes leading to excess tearing as an external sign. ...Read more

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How do I stop watery eyes and nose cold?

How do I stop watery eyes and nose cold?

Anti-histamines: Given that you have seen your primary care or ENT and have viral cold diagnosis. You can use over the counter Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25-50 mg 2 hrs before sleeping and naphcon-a drops 3x a day for a maximum of 5 days. If symptoms persists see your doctor again. ...Read more

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Vision Loss (Definition)

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