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Can you go blind from having watery eyes when chopping onions?

Can you go blind from having watery eyes when chopping onions?

No: It's reflexive tearing, and steps can be taken to avoid this. ...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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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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Why do I get watery eyes for no reason?

Why do I get watery eyes for no reason?

WAtering: Watering eyes often reflex tearing from eye irritation from dry eyes, blepharitis, or allergies. One eye tearing may be nasolacrimal duct obstruction. ...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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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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How come I wake up with red watery eyes that burned?

How come I wake up with red watery eyes that burned?

Red eyes: There can be many reasons for red eyes. Among them are dryness, allergy, inflammation or infection. Try using over the counter lubricating drops first. If there is no improvement, see an eye doctor to have your eyes checked out. ...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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What over-the-counter drugs that help with watery eyes?

What over-the-counter drugs that help with watery eyes?

Antihistamines: Antihistamines can help dry secretions such as watery eyes. They also help with runny, drippy sneezy and itchy symptoms. If other symptoms don't exist may need an eye medication that can also help with the watery eyes. Please ask your health care professional. ...Read more

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What are some at home remedies for burning and watery eyes?

What are some at home remedies for burning and watery eyes?

Lid scrubs ; tears: For "simple" blepharitis ; or dry eye you can start with a dilute solution of baby shampoo ; wet wash cloth. With eyes closed, gently wipe eyelash line ; lid horizontally 5-6 times on both sides then rinse with warm water. J;j "no more tears" brand works great. Also, otc high quality tears like optive refresh ; systane ultra 3-4x/day also helpful. ...Read more

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Can you suggest over-the-counter drugs that help with watery eyes?

Can you suggest over-the-counter drugs that help with watery eyes?

Artificial tears: Although not drugs per se, artificial tears provide a moist barrier to your own rapidly evaporating tears, thus stopping the endless cycle of dryness followed by reflex tearing etc. ...Read more

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What could have caused me to wake up with red watery eyes that burned?

What could have caused me to wake up with red watery eyes that burned?

Burning eyes: Early infection like conjunctivitis or foreign body in the eye. Like an eyelash.
If it persists or gets worse see your Ophthalmologist. ...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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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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Do watery eyes mean my contacts are bad?

Do watery eyes mean my contacts are bad?

Possibly: You should see your eye doctor to make sure. Poorly-fitting contact lenses can lead to an eye infection. ...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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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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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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Need expert advice. What illness/disability can give a person cloudy, watery eyes?

Need expert advice. What illness/disability can give a person cloudy, watery eyes?

Cloudy and watery: If the vision is only affected when the eyes are watering, then this is less concerning. If the tears don't contain enough oil, the surface of the cornea dries out and becomes irritated. This cause the tear gland under the upper lid to secrete more tears, but the oil content is still inadequate so this is what causes the excessive watering. This is called "dry eye syndrome". Allergy is also possib ...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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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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I have bloodshot, watery eyes, and very tired every night?

Blood shot: The leading causes of these problems are eyelid inflammation (blepharitis), dry eye (yes dry eye can cause what we call reflex tearing) and ocular allergy.
I would suggest an eye exam ...Read more

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How do I get rid of watery eyes with just OTC medications?

Try others: Try zaditor (ketotifen) or naphcona. If they don't work, see your dr. There are several prescription eye drops to try. Not all work for each person. Also use natural tears during the day. ...Read more

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I have red watery eyes, not itching. Some matter in the morning.

Get eye exam: The reason for your red watery eyes cannot be determined without an exam of the eyes. ...Read more

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What can I give to a baby 8 months old for sinus and watery eyes?

What can I give to a baby 8 months old for sinus and watery eyes?

Comfort: Cool compresses to the eyes. For the congestion, use a humidifier and the saline nose drops regularly. Also elevating the bed helps. If very uncomfortable or does not improve, see the pediatrician. ...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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My little boy has watery eyes. He is not sick. He has a slight cold. I'm giving him nurofen for children 6 plus. Is it a cold he has.

My little boy has watery eyes. He is not sick. He has a slight cold. I'm giving him nurofen for children 6 plus. Is it a cold he has.

Watery eyes: Tear ducts drain into the nose, so when the "lining" of the nose is swollen or congested, the tear ducts can be blocked which would cause an overflow of tears. Sometimes, the eyes themselves are irritated and may have increased inflammation with increased tearing. ...Read more

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Watery eyes, coughing, pain behind eyes caused by itching and water. This only happens at my bf's house. How do I find out what it is?

Watery eyes, coughing, pain behind eyes caused by itching and water. This only happens at my bf's house. How do I find out what it is?

Allergic Eyes: You may have an allergy to something in your bf's house....Eg. Cats, dogs, dust, soap or many other things. Zaditor (ketotifen) eye drops both eyes 2x day may be helpful for itching, however, a complete eye exam should be done by your ophthalmologist. ...Read more