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Eyes Won T Stop Watering
Maybe. Itching?: You will blink your eyes if they itch from allergies but blinking can be a symptom of many other eye problems like an infection, a foreign body, or sensitivity to strong light. Blinking can also be an involuntary nervous habit called a "tic" the photo is of "cobblestoning" on the lower eyelid, commonly seen in allergic conjunctivitis. ...Read more
Contact irritation: Causes could include: dirty lenses that need to be replaced with new ones; a sensitivity to contact solution; environmental allergies; poorly fitting lenses; lenses with wrong water content for your eyes; dry eye. Dry eye may be due to hormones, medications (eg antihistamines, retin a) or environment. It is probably best if you see your eye doctor asap to help trouble shoot this problem. ...Read more
Many causes: There are many potential causes of watering eyes (tearing). Eyes can tear either because they are producing too much tears, usually due to ocular surfaces diseases (like allergies, blepharitis or even mild dry eyes) or some irritation on the surface of the eye, or due to a blockage in the tear drainage system. See your eye doctor to determine the cause and the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
See Eye MD: See an ophthalmologist to help you with this problem. ...Read more
My eyes itch like crazy. I tried eye drops, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and cold water. When i put the water in my eyes it just made my eyes hurt! how do I fix my dry itchy eyes?
What to do if I have tried prescription eye drops over-the-counter eye drops and my eyes are swollen red itchy, and won't stop watering, what can I do?
Allergic Conj-itis: Allergic conjunctivitis can be very annoying. Use cold ice packs if possible when itching sensation starts to stop cycle of allergy. Cold non preserved artificial tears 4-6x/day as needs. MD can Rx mast cell stabilizer to help as well. Steroids used as last resort. Allergy tests can be done early to ID culprits, immunotherapy also; See http://eyedoc2020.blogspot.com for tiered approach on Rx. ...Read more
I have excessive dry eyes from sjrogrens sydrome.I use eye gel drops w/ no help & wear contacts. I blink so hard I have premature wrinkles below eyes.
Tough disease: This is a tough one to deal with. Sjogren's disease is defined by its dry eye and mouth. Contracts cause more drying by their nature of reducing the permeability of tears. You can add punctal plugs to your regiment, daily preservative free tears and consider Restasis as a medication intervention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have REALY itchy eyes I've tried itchy eye drops but that doesn't help what can I do.? I do have dry eyes I take Restasis. But doesn't help the itch
Irritation: Dry eyes are predisposed to ocular surface changes that can have varied symptoms, such as foreign body sensation, blurry vision, redness, pain, heaviness, fatigue with prolonged near vision tasks, reflex tearing or absence of tearing to name a few. Dry eye therapy involves many approaches to treating & helping improve the symptoms. Even the treatments can have associated irritations. ...Read more
For years my eyes have watered incessantly at night; I'm constantly wiping them as if I can't stop crying. Eyes also burn when I do cry even slightly.
See an eye doctor: You want to have them check the cause for epiphora (tearing of the eyes), check the puncta (drainage apparatus between eyes and nose) & check your lids for proper closure.An oculoplastic surgeon can evaluate it easily, as can a general ophthalmologist.If you have even some exposure when sleeping causing dryness, you can benefit from lubricating ointment.May need to have your thyroid evaluated too. ...Read more
My eyes are constantly itchy no matter how much eye drops i use. Do you think it could still be pink eye, or something else?
A few possibilities: This could be due to allergies, dry eyes, or eye infections. All can start or affect 1 eye first. The treatments are very different. For allergies, zaditor (ketotifen) is a good otc eye medicine. For dry eyes, lubricating tears are necessary. For infection, usually of the eyelids, start with eyelid warm compress and diluted baby shampoo scrubs. You should have a baseline exam with your eye doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergies?: Do you have allergies that may be irritating your eyes and making them water? There are eye drops that can help stop the reaction to allergies. Are you sensitive to light? Sunglasses may help that too. But the biggest thing is to figure out the cause of the tearing and fix that. ...Read more
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