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Teary clear film on the outer portion of both my eyes. No irritation or redness but to other people it seems as if I am getting tears in my eyes.

Teary clear film on the outer portion of both my eyes. No irritation or redness but to other people it seems as if I am getting tears in my eyes.

Blocked tear ducts?: I suspect that this is mainly a cosmetic issue which usually does not require treatment. However you may also have a blocked tear duct which drains into the nose. ...Read more

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Redness at the corner of the outside of my eyes not at tear ducts. My allergist noticed it yesterday but I blew it off. Now wondering what cause is?

Redness at the corner of the outside of my eyes not at tear ducts. My allergist noticed it yesterday but I blew it off. Now wondering what cause is?

Transient or. ..: If the redness goes away in a few days, I won't be worrying over it. If it is persistent but does not itchy or hurt, I won't lose sleep over it either. Do your eyes tear frequently? ...Read more

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Need to blot tears from both eyes periodically. No redness or irritation. Ophthalmologist says no nasolachrymal duct obstrn. What could be the cause?

Need to blot tears from both eyes periodically. No redness or irritation. Ophthalmologist says no nasolachrymal duct obstrn. What could be the cause?

Dry eyes: It sounds funny that when eyes seem wet that this is most common symptoms of dry eye. We have two types of tears. Normal basal tears that wet the eye everytime we blink. We need these tears for the eye to be comfortable, and for normal funtionimg of the cornea. When the cornea dries out we get reflex tearng. These tears are usually saltier and thicker than normal basal tears. ...Read more

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Dry eyes at high level, redness, harden eyes, awkwards eyes, headachs, pain in eyes, evaporate tears instanly doctors, tell me symptoms of dry eye.

Dry eyes at high level, redness, harden eyes, awkwards eyes, headachs, pain in eyes, evaporate tears instanly doctors, tell me symptoms of dry eye.

Many: Symptoms of dry eye include a foreign body sensation, itching and blurred vision among others. Please see an eye doctor this week for an evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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No pain, no itching, just red eyes. Condition I've had throughout my life. Tried many eye drops, mostly artificial tears. Ways to prevent redness?

No pain, no itching, just red eyes. Condition I've had throughout my life. Tried many eye drops, mostly artificial tears. Ways to prevent redness?

Many possibilities: It can be way too many things to list, such as chronic allergies, pterygium, chronic dry eyes, large blood vessels, etc. An ophthalmologist would be able to tell. The one thing you don't want to start doing is self treating with very dangerous eye drops, such as visine and clear eyes, which will certainly make it worse. Start with an ophthalmology exam and go from there. Feel better. ...Read more

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Small white dot on the brown part of my eye, I wear contacts, tearing, feeling of something there, no alergeries, redness, nonsmoker, no history, help?

Small white dot on the brown part of my eye, I wear contacts, tearing, feeling of something there, no alergeries, redness, nonsmoker, no history, help?

Corneal ulcer: The spot is probably on the cornea, the crystal over the brown iris. As you wear contacts and feel something, it most likely is an ulcer. If it is near the edge it is probably not serious but does require treatment to prevent it from getting serious. If it is near the center, it is serious and could affect your vision. Leave your contact out and see an ophthalmologist ASAP. ...Read more

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I have injury in my left eye, pain while seeing sunlight and redness, I consult with opthalmologist, he suggest me two drops. 1)milflox, 2)tears plu?

I have injury in my left eye, pain while seeing sunlight and redness, I consult with opthalmologist, he suggest me two drops. 1)milflox, 2)tears plu?

Conjunctivitis: What is your question? You are under the care of an ophthalmologist that has examined you and prescribed a course of treatment. Please follow your doctor's directions and follow-up as scheduled. Also, keep your eyes protected from sunlight and dryness. ...Read more

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I have a white spot on the white of my eye with redness and irritation of the tear duct what could it be?

I have a white spot on the white of my eye with redness and irritation of the tear duct what could it be?

Conjunctivitis?: I think you should get it looked at. I can speculate that If there are a lot of prominent blood vessels there can appear to be a white spot where there is a lack of them. Do you have allergies? ...Read more

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1 month old baby. Her right eye is just producing tears every now and then but no redness. It looks tired too. Is there an issue?

1 month old baby. Her right eye is just producing tears every now and then but no redness. It looks tired too. Is there an issue?

Check with peds: Probably she has blocked tear duct. Using clear water on a clean, soft cloth, gently wipe any discharge out of your baby's eyes. Do this several times a day or as often as necessary. The tear ducts lie just beneath the nasal corner of the eyes. Gently massage this area moving your fingertip in a semi-circle from the corner of the eye inward toward the nose. But for sure bring her to see peds. ...Read more

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I have a painful swelling under my eye, with redness near the tear duct. Much worse today then it was yesterday. Don't remember being bitten.

I have a painful swelling under my eye, with redness near the tear duct. Much worse today then it was yesterday. Don't remember being bitten.

Stye: This is probably a stye, but may be a blocked tear drain near the nose. Try hot compresses 3 times daily for at least 5-10 minutes. See an eye doctor if the swelling increases, if you develop a fever, or if it isn't getting better in a few days. ...Read more

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How long does eye redness associated with blocked tear duct last?

How long does eye redness associated with blocked tear duct last?

Depends: It will persist until the underlying issues is treated and resolved. ...Read more

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Constant tearing from the eye, painful eyeball, redness of the eye and light sensitivity. Suddenly these have occurred. What can it be?

Constant tearing from the eye, painful eyeball, redness of the eye and light sensitivity. Suddenly these have occurred. What can it be?

Need exam: Your symptoms sound compatible with an inflammatory process such as uveitis (intraocular inflammation). An examination by an ophthalmogist is necessary to diagnose and treat your symptoms. It's also possible you have a blocked nasolacrimal duct with tearing and a red eye, but photophobia is not a symptom of this, and there is also painful swelling of the inner corner of the eyelid/nose region. ...Read more

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For 3 mo, left eye has been producing one tear at a time out of outer corner of eye. Remainder of eye and other eye unaffected. No itching/redness.??

Possibly: Possibly you have asymmetrical tear duct or mild swelling of this canal between nose and eye on left eye after mild cold. To be sure you need to see a doctor. But you can try to help yourself with compress of warm camomile tea for left eye 2 times a day for week or 2. ...Read more

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My newborn has a very watery eye and a lot of gunk commin from tear duct, but no redness or sign of irritation, what should I do?

My newborn has a very watery eye and a lot of gunk commin from tear duct, but no redness or sign of irritation, what should I do?

Massage: Many times just massaging just below the tear duct and using warm comresses and cleaning the area, will relieve the obstruction. However, if it continues, baby should see an opthomoligist. Somtimes they need to open the tear duct. ...Read more

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Are artificial tears, eye drops the best product to reduce redness caused by old age?

Are artificial tears, eye drops the best product to reduce redness caused by old age?

Depends: Red eyes in the elderly may have many causes : they include dry eyes, allergies and other more serious problems like glaucoma and iritis. See an opthamologist to make the right diagnosis and star the correct treatment. ...Read more

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I have a sore eye when I blink. The lower left lid has a small bubble in the corner away from tear duct. There's redness around that area?

I have a sore eye when I blink. The lower left lid has a small bubble in the corner away from tear duct. There's redness around that area?

Stye: An eye Dr can scrape it away. Meanwhile you should apply hot soaks. When it drains it will heal and feel better. ...Read more

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I have whitish eye discharge build up around both tear ducts & have to clear it out 2-3x/day. What could cause this? I have no pain, fever or redness.

I have whitish eye discharge build up around both tear ducts & have to clear it out 2-3x/day. What could cause this? I have no pain, fever or redness.

Eye Doctor: This is one area most family docs are not up on unless he or she takes interest specifically in eye disorders. This problem you have is definitely an unusual problem. An ophthalmologist should be consulted because your eyes are a precious gift that once lost may never be restorable. I always consulted a specialist for any unusual eye problems I encountered in my practice. ...Read more

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I have a tear duct infection x2 days I have developed worsening pain redness and a edema pouch in the eye bag area that comes and goes is this normal?

I have a tear duct infection x2 days I have developed worsening pain redness and a edema pouch in the eye bag area that comes and goes is this normal?

ISeeSaidThe BlindMan: Is that normal? Yeah, normal for a worsening infection! If you haven't seen a doctor, do so and if you have, see someone else. Some Motrin and a warm washcloth will ease some of the pain but you need an exam, antibiotic and maybe the services of an opthalmologist who might have to drain some of that infection. Sooner the better. If scar tissue develops you might be left with a chronically tearing eye! ...Read more

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Eye redness w/ tears one day in right eye and sensitivity to light. Now right eye is somewhat blurrier than usual (w/glasses) and seeing things double?

Eye redness w/ tears one day in right eye and sensitivity to light. Now right eye is somewhat blurrier than usual (w/glasses) and seeing things double?

Need examination: Your symptoms may indicate an inflammation or infection of the eye that may require treatment to avert a sight threatening event. Get an exam asap. ...Read more

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Touched eye after handling raw chicken. Tear duct is sore almost a week later. No redness. Could this resolve on its own? Anything to watch for?

Yes: The difficult problem is knowing what you mean by sore tear duct. The inner corner of your eyelid has a drainage hole (punctum) that allows tears to drain into your nose via nasolacrimal duct. If you had an infection from the chicken, I'd expect much more yellowish discharge from eyeball. However if you're very tender in the corner with eyelid redness/swelling, get it checked by Eye MD.? antibiotc ...Read more

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Swollen upper eyelid near eyebrow. Burning itchy eye. No redness to eye. Some tearing?

Swollen upper eyelid near eyebrow. Burning itchy eye. No redness to eye. Some tearing?

Swelling: Swelling of the lids can be caused by several things. You need to see an ophthalmologist to determine the cause and institute treatment. ...Read more

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Hi! My left eye swollen and tearing when I woke up. No redness or pain but a bit itch and I had sore throat for 3days without any medication.

Hi! My left eye swollen and tearing when I woke up. No redness or pain but a bit itch and I had sore throat for 3days without any medication.

Infection: You have a throat infection for 3 days and now the eye is swollen and tearing.
It sound like a viral infection and there might be that is not necessary any treatment and will resolve spontaneously. ...Read more

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Yestreday my eyes were really red and I started tearing up a bit and the tears were. Red?

Rifampin?: Certain drugs, such as rifampin, can color urine and other body secretions (such as tears). In the case of rifampin, the color would be some variant of orange. If you're not taking rifampin, look up other drugs (or perhaps even foods) that might impart this color. ...Read more

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My mothers eyes are red and she is always secreating tears what should she do?

My mothers eyes are red and she is always secreating tears what should she do?

Needs apt with MD: The redness can be from multiple things, some are infection, others may signal serous eye problems.

Your mother should be seen by MD to make a correct Dx and have appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How come my eyes burn and are more red by my tear ducts?

How come my eyes burn and are more red by my tear ducts?

Dry eyes: Sounds like dry eyes and the area that is red is due to excessive tear pooling due to reflex tearing. Treat dry eyes. Warm compresses, artificial tears, possibly oral omega 3's and see an eye doctor. ...Read more