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What could be the cause of constant tearing in one eye but not the other?

What could be the cause of constant tearing in one eye but not the other?

Blocked tear duct: The most common reason for constant tearing (epiphora) is a blocked tear duct. The tearing is usually asymmetric - worse in one eye than the other. Warm compresses to the inner corner of the eyelid (next to the nose) along with a mild topical steroid and antibiotic drops can help the condition. If these measures are not successful a surgical procedure (dcr) may be necessary. ...Read more

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Could 2-3 years of constantly (& unconsciously) scrunching up one side of the face cause that same side's muscles to be bigger til eye bulges a bit?

Could 2-3 years of constantly (& unconsciously) scrunching up one side of the face cause that same side's muscles to be bigger til eye bulges a bit?

Exophthalmus: Description is not of muscle thickening causing bulging. As a young lady with bulging of an eye, evaluation of thyroid function should be made to make sure this is not associated with an overactive thyroid gland, or hashimoto's disease. If thyroid studies are normal, then ct of the orbits should be performed to look at the back of the eye socket. ...Read more

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Why does my one eye water and tear constantly eye constantly tears

Why does my one eye water and tear constantly eye constantly tears

Tearing: Tearing is most often due to reflex tearing due to ocular irritation. This is often due to allergies, dry eye, blepharitis, rosacea, foreign body, and many other causes. Try artificial tears, warm compresses and ointment at night. If no improvement or worsening, see an eye doctor. Tearing can also be related to blocked tear drainage system.Which needsfurther evaluation as well. ...Read more

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Left eye tearing in one corner constantly but nowhere else. What does this mean?

Left eye tearing in one corner constantly but nowhere else. What does this mean?

Nasolacrimal issue: You might have insufficiency of lacrimal tear drainage. This can be easily assessed by your eye care physician. The rx is based on whatever is the true cause. ...Read more

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Could needed glasses cause excessive tearing? My vision is constantly blurry but my eyes aren't sore. Still I have extra "goop" in them. No infection.

Could needed glasses cause excessive tearing? My vision is constantly blurry but my eyes aren't sore. Still I have extra "goop" in them. No infection.

Not really: Glasses do not cause tearing unless they are either too strong or weak then they could cause eye strain. Please check your prescription it may need adjustment. You may allergy with excess mucus secretions. ...Read more

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I have a lot of pressure in myleft tear duct and my eye has been constantly watering for 5 days. Do you have an expert opinion of the possible cause?

I have a lot of pressure in myleft tear duct and my eye has been constantly watering for 5 days. Do you have an expert opinion of the possible cause?

Dacryocystitis : it's possible you have an infection of your lacrimal sac. It's the structure that the tears flow through on the way to the nasopharynx. If it doesn't resolve see your eye care specialist to get a diagnosis ...Read more

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Is it possible that looking at a computer screen for too long every day, cause one eye to be constantly red?

Is it possible that looking at a computer screen for too long every day, cause one eye to be constantly red?

Dry eyes!: Yes, concentration work such as on a computer can cause the eyes to dry and turn red. Start with artificial tears routinely (one drop 4 times a day every day), oral omega-3's, and warm compresses. Next, medicated drops (restasis, mild steroid drops, NSAID drops) or punctal occlusion may be helpful. ...Read more

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Frequent headaches on the right side of head and right eye feels pressure and starts tearing . Take nsaids to relieve bad ones. Possible causes?

Frequent headaches on the right side of head and right eye feels pressure and starts tearing . Take nsaids to relieve bad ones. Possible causes?

Migraine?: Sided-headaches with eye-findings sounds like may be migraine origin. Good if nsaids relieve symptoms. Should discuss with your dr or a neurologist for diagnosis confirmation (can't be positive in 400 characters!), and possible suppressive / preventive medication, depending on how frequently they occur. ...Read more

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Son (3yrs) had fever 101-103F for 64hrs with complaint for waterery eyes, constant eye rubbing. Doc eliminated strep throat, found one ear infected, but didn't know what's the cause for fever Pls help?

Son (3yrs) had fever 101-103F for 64hrs with complaint for waterery eyes, constant eye rubbing. Doc eliminated strep throat, found one ear infected, but didn't know what's the cause for fever Pls help?

Viruses: There are a variety of viruses that can cause the symptoms you describe along with a prolonged fever. An ear infection with cold symptoms and clear runny eyes suggests one . If he is eating and is not acting very sick he should be fine. The thinking these days is to not treat ear infections with antibiotics as most ear infection are viral but with prolonged fever most docs do. It's hard to b a Mom ...Read more

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Can one side of your nose being obstructed from having a nasal turbinate swollen. Cause head pressure constantly ?

Can one side of your nose being obstructed from having a nasal turbinate swollen. Cause head pressure constantly ?

Congestion: Nasal congestion can be from structural problems in the nasal cavities such as deviated septum or large turbinates. Inflammation from the nose from allergy, colds and sinus infection can cause or worsen congestion. Swollen turbinates can certainly cause these symptoms. It is valuable to have that confirmed by your doctor, but treatment would include using allergy nose sprays. ie.flonase ...Read more

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What could be the cause of eye pain/swelling/tearing?

See an eye doctor: Pain and swelling are hallmarks of inflammation. It is difficult to differentiate inflammation from eye infections (which are potentially blinding). See an eye doctor immediately. The longer you wait, the more difficult it will be to treat. ...Read more

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One eye is more red than the other, what could be the cause?

One eye is more red than the other, what could be the cause?

Could be pinkeye: If this is something new, it could be pinkeye. Pink eye is often caused by a virus and often no treatment is needed (execept few cases such as cause by herpes/chicken pox viruses). Bacterial conjunctivitis usually causes significant purulent discharges, matting of the lids, and sticky eye lashes etc...And requires antibiotic drops etc.. If you have pain or change in vision, see you doc asap. ...Read more

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How do you know if there is tearing in one eye?

How do you know if there is tearing in one eye?

Tearing?: I am not sure what you mean by this. It should be obvious if the eye is tearing - tears will overflow onto the face, or you have to blink rapidly to clear the excess tears. Some people get recurrent infections if the tear system is blocked, or may have mucous in the inside corner of the eye next to the cornea. Infection or inflammation can block the tear system. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Tearing in one eye?

What is the definition or description of: Tearing in one eye?

Epiphora: tearing eye is one that continuously releases clear fluid from the inner corner of the eye lid and flows down the cheek. It is usually due to an obstruction in the tear flow drainage system and usually is fully treatable by an ophthalmologist.. ...Read more

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I have watering in only one eye, what could be the cause of this. Will using refresh eye wash help it?

I have watering in only one eye, what could be the cause of this.  Will using refresh eye wash help it?

Epiphoria: A watery eye is called Epiphora. It is caused by excess tear production or by blockage in the tear ducts that drain tears from your eyes. Causes can include eye lashes that grow inward, blepharitis, and conjunctivitis and other infections. Tenderness and pain in the inner corner of the eye will need antibiotics. See> http://bit.ly/1VWDoPx **See an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How can I know what could be the cause of one eye swelling?

How can I know what could be the cause of one eye swelling?

Various: First be sure it is not that the other eye is receding? The causes for one eye protruding include thyroid disease, tumors, vascular lesions and infections (i assume there was no trauma involved which would be an obvious cause). Unilateral swelling needs to be evaluated by your eye doctor especially if the vision is affected, if there is double vision, or pain in the eye or socket. ...Read more

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There is a constant pressure over my left eye and i often feel like i blackout for a millisecond. What could be the cause?

There is a constant pressure over my left eye and i often feel like i blackout for a millisecond. What could be the cause?

Need to see MD: You have the symptoms which needs thorogh examination and probabely imaging like MRI or cat scan to find out the cause of your symptoms of constant pressure and blackouts it may be something serious which needs to be treated so please consult your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Constant headache, no meds helping. Blurry left eye when looking close, pain behind eye that comes and goes. What could be the cause?

Constant headache, no meds helping. Blurry left eye when looking close, pain behind eye that comes and goes. What could be the cause?

Eye Pain needs eval: Eye pain can be caused by many things, many not dangerous. However, you need to rule out an eye problem as these, left unchecked, could result in damage, loss of vision or worse. ...Read more

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Right eye tears up every am then clears for rest of day...What could be the cause?

Right eye tears up every am then clears for rest of day...What could be the cause?

Lagophthalmos : Your description sounds like you may have nocturnal lagophthalmos which means that the one eye is staying partially open, drys out, and then develops reflex tearing in the morning. Try using overthecounter ointment (like refresh pm, lacrilube (artificial tears) or systane nighttime. ...Read more