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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Watering Eyes (Overview)

Watering eyes = epiphora -tearing consistently or excessively. See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/watery-eyes/basics/definition/SYM-20050821.


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I have a problem of pollen allergy which causes watering eyes and nose, sneezing and breathing problem. How can it be cured or any precautions?

I have a problem of pollen allergy which causes watering eyes and nose, sneezing and breathing problem. How can it be cured or any precautions?

Control not cure: While there is no cure for allergies, they can be controlled using 3 steps. 1. Identification of the particular allergen and avoidance as possible. 2 medications like antihistamines and nasal steroid sprays and 3. Allergy injections for long term relief. An allergist can assist in a plan specific for each person. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
128 doctors shared insights

Watering Eyes (Overview)

Watering eyes = epiphora -tearing consistently or excessively. See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/watery-eyes/basics/definition/SYM-20050821.


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Do some people get chronic watering eyes?

Do some people get chronic watering eyes?

Usually dry eye: Dry eye may cause chronic irriation and tearing. See your eye doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Treating Crossed Eyes (Checklist)

See a strabismus eye doctor specialist ASAP
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Does drinking water help get rid of dark circles under your eyes?

Does drinking water help get rid of dark circles under your eyes?

Maybe: If the dark circles are due to poor hydration, drining more water may be of benefit. ...Read more

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How can I prevent my eyes from watering? I don't think it's allergies, as I don't sneeze.

How can I prevent my eyes from watering?  I don't think it's allergies, as I don't sneeze.

Watery eyes: Watering of the eyes is not always from an allergy but if it is, a standard allergy eye drop such as Patanol (olopatadine) or Alomide should take care of it. You don't have to also be sneezing. ...Read more

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Reasons for watering eyes?

Reasons for watering eyes?

Many possibilities: Watering eyes could be a normal response to wind/bright light/cold temperatures. If excessive, then an eye exam could determine if you have evaporative dry eye, inadequate tear drainage, lid malpositions, etc. ...Read more

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Do some people get chronic watering eyes?

Usually dry eye: Dry eye may cause chronic irriation and tearing. See your eye doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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What may be causing sudden watering eyes?

What may be  causing sudden watering eyes?

Sudden eye watering: This occur due to any issue which irritates the eyes and stimulates the reflex tearing. Try using some artificial tears to lubricate the eyes and break the cycle. If persistent, see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Watering eyes?

What is the definition or description of: Watering eyes?

Watering eyes: Watering eyes = epiphora -tearing consistently or excessively. See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/watery-eyes/basics/definition/SYM-20050821. ...Read more

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Why do I have a problem withburning and watering eyes when i read?

Why do I have a problem withburning and watering eyes when i read?

Dry eyes: You eyes burn and water because they dry out when reading. Once they dry out they overproduce tears and the excess tears run down your cheeks. The burning means irritation. Reading is an intensely visual activity so remember to blink and take a short break (close your eyes for a minute or so) after every few pages or chapter. You can also use some artificial tears before and during reading. ...Read more

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How do doctors treat continuously watering eyes?

How do doctors treat continuously watering eyes?

Depends on cause: There are several things that can cause watering eyes and each would have different treatments. It could be a problem with tear production, tear evaporation, eyelids, drainage system, conjunctiva etc. An eye exam will help determine the cause and treatment will followm. Good luck. ...Read more

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Did headache cause watering eyes that won't stop?

Sinus headache-yes: Sinus congestion and subsequently nasal congestion may have blocked your tear drainage canals. ...Read more

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Why do people suffer watering eyes when they have a cold?

Conjunctivitis : There is often inflammation or infection of the mucous membrane lining of the eye when one has a cold. This is called conjunctivitis and essentially amounts to irritation leading to reflex tearing. ...Read more

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Well I have some burning and watering eyes , but not sure what might have gotten into them?

Well I have some burning and watering eyes , but not sure what might have gotten into them?

Perhaps nothing: Something could have gotten into your eyes but these symptoms could also describe a number of different problems ranging from infections to dryness. See your eye doctor to choose a course of action better suited to you. ...Read more

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What is the best allergy pill for watering eyes?

Something to try: If you are certain that the watering is coming from allergies, try over the counter antihistamines (claritin, allegra, zyrtec). Can even try chilled artificial tears or cool compress. Next in line would be over the counter zaditor (ketotifen). Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I get allergy relief for my watering eyes?

How can I get allergy relief for my watering eyes?

Depends: First, you need to make sure the watery eyes are indeed caused by an allergy. Dry eye syndrome can cause that as well, and treatment would be different. For watery eyes due to allergies you can use an antihistamine eye drop, like pataday, and/or an oral antihistamine like zyrtec (cetirizine). Please check with your doctor first, to establish the cause. ...Read more

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Light sensitivity, watering eyes, what is the usual cause?

Light sensitivity, watering eyes, what is the usual cause?

Light sensitivity: Usually the casue is dry eyes or allergies..It's best to d/w ophthalomolgist who can do a shirmer test to assess tear production as well as examine your eyes to assess for and allergies or infection. ...Read more

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Light sensitivity, watering eyes what is the cause? Not enough tears?

Light sensitivity, watering eyes what is the cause?  Not enough tears?

Dryness most likely: You're right -- not enough tears can cause your eyes to be light sensitive and water. The issue is that when the baseline tear film is insufficient or of poor quality (e.g. Breaks up quickly rather than maintaining a lubricated surface), then the eye is sensitive and responds to minor irritation like sun, wind, dust etc. By flooding down tears. ...Read more

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Well I have the symptoms of burning and watering eyes but I wear glasses. What should I do?

See Eye MD: Symptoms of burning and tearing can be from many causes, but none related to whether or not you wear glasses. Most likely cause is (paradoxically, because of the "tearing" symptom) dry eye syndrome, but blepharitis, conjunctivitis, and other causes are possible too. See an ophthalmologist to help sort it out. ...Read more