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My eyes go watery when I try to focus on objects close up. Is this normal?

My eyes go watery when I try to focus on objects close up. Is this normal?

Eye strain: Tearing can be related to reflexive tearing, blocked tear ducts, typically not primary overproduction. ...Read more

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Is it normal when you stare at something for a long time your eyes will try to look somewhere else and re focus? I think I have nystagmus if i stare too long they move

Is it normal when you stare at something for a long time your eyes will try to look somewhere else and re focus? I think I have nystagmus if i stare too long they move

Can be normal: Your eyes sometimes get tired of focusing particularly at the computer for long periods. Best to get up and walk around every hour or so to break up the focus. This is not nystagmus. ...Read more

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Back of head headache w/warm wet sensation& pressure.Dizzy when stand up. Stiff, sore neck,eyes hurt when try to focus.Appt Fri. can it wait? Serious?

Back of head headache w/warm wet sensation& pressure.Dizzy when stand up. Stiff, sore neck,eyes hurt when try to focus.Appt Fri. can it wait? Serious?

Need more info: if headache persists with neck stiffness when bending head down, light bothers you, you had recent viral illness this could be viral meningitis. its self limiting with supportive care and no treatment needed but if you get high fevers, you may need to go to ED to get lumbar puncture to rule out bacterial meningitis. ...Read more

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My eyes get watery and itchy when I start reading a book. Is this normal?

My eyes get watery and itchy when I start reading a book. Is this normal?

It may be dry eyes: If this symptom does not occur at any other time, it is likely related to dry eyes or the need for reading glasses. Although itchy eyes are often a sign of allergies, they would occur throughout the day. If you try artificial tears several times per day and still have these symptoms see an eye doctor who will evaluate your vision and overall eye health. ...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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Is it normal for my eyes to get watery when I play a game?

Is it normal for my eyes to get watery when I play a game?

Absolutely: Intense visual attention to books, computer screens etc. Will result in infrequent blinking so that tears are not spread across the eye to wet the developing dry spots from evaporation. Use artificial tears frequently to avoid this. Patients with parkinson's disease often have terrible blink rates and exhibit moderate to severe dryness of the corneas and conjunctiva. ...Read more

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When I walk out the door, my eyes become watery. Is this normal?

NO: Something is irritating your eye and causing reactive tearing (epiphora). Sometime it is dryness, sensitivity to glare or poor focusing leading to the wateriness. Best to be seen by your ophthalmologist to find out exactly why. ...Read more

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