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Watery Eyes (Overview)

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.


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What causes watery eyes and a runny nose?

What causes watery eyes and a runny nose?

Almost anything: Triggers can basically be divided into allergens and irritants. Allergens will include pollen from trees, weeds, and grasses. Also mold, dust mites and pets. Irritants include dust, smoke, cleaning products, changes in weather, etc. The are other rare causes of these like migraines. ...Read more

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Watery Eyes (Overview)

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.


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Treating Crossed Eyes (Checklist)

See a strabismus eye doctor specialist ASAP
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Wear glasses as recommended
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Follow patching regimen if prescribed
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I'm curious as to what is the best medicine to treat really bad watery eyes?

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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What should I use to treat a dry cough and what seems to be a sinus infection and very watery eyes?

What should I use to treat a dry cough and what seems to be a sinus infection and very watery eyes?

Allergy?: Your symptoms can be due to sinus infection but seasonal allergies can also have these symptoms. An evaluation by your doctor would be needed to determine the etiology of your symptoms and render the correct treatment. ...Read more

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How can I care for watery eyes at home?

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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What can I do to cure watery, itchy eyes?

What can I do to cure watery, itchy eyes?

Avoid allergens: It sounds like you have ocular allergies. Avoid triggers. Use artificial tears. Use antihistamine or mast cell stabilizer eye drops. Use systemic allergy medicines. ...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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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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