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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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