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Epiphora: Consistent nasal infections, or narrowing of the drainage system from the inner aspect of eye to the nose with age (nasolacrimal duct) may cause excessive tearing . It may be treatable. ...Read more
I have a problem with excessive tearing in my eyes. This happens as soon as I get up in the morning and lasts for a couple of hours (sometimes longer)?
Sounds like allergy: If there is also sneezing, then this would confirm hayfever or allergic rhinitis. You can try Claritin or competing brands. If there is nasal congestion, then claritin-d but not if you have blood pressure problems, heart disease, or stroke. If it is year round or severe, you may want to get allergy testing to see what you are allergic to. ...Read more
Tearing after trauma: The eye tears when it's irritated. This can occur immediately from dirt or a scratch on the surface of the eye. It can be sensitive to light and tear the next day from a bruise of the eye as well. If something is poking the eye like an eyelash the eye can tear. Finally, if the eye is having trouble closing it can dry out and tear. Most often, tearing from trauma is transient. ...Read more
All increase tears: The medications you have listed can all help improve tear properies in selected patients and you need to work with your eyemd to see what will work for you. Pataday is an antihistamine that helps mostly itching, but dryness associated with allergies will improve. Azasite is an antibiotic for meibomian dysfunction. Lotemax (loteprednol) quiets inflammation, and Restasis also helps with inflammation and tears. ...Read more
In an elderly person who excessively tears up, is dacryocystorhinostomy necessary before cataract removal procedure?
Rarely: This operation is rarely needed in elderly people. ...Read more