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Why Do My Eyes Always Water When Im In School
What can be done to ease a 7 yr old with light blue eyes' sensitivity to light? Her eyes water a lot at school. Even inside, and gets sore from wiping.
Eyes: May have allergy to dust. Try antihistamine eye drops. Get her some sunglasses with UV protection ...Read more
Possibly dry eye: Tearing can by a symptom of dry eye. The large tear gland (lacrimal gland) can excessively produce tears if the eyes become dry enough (reflex tearing). Allergy is another common cause of tearing. There are other conditions that can cause tearing, such as an obstructed tear drainage system and inflammation in the eye. An eye exam would be required for a diagnosis. ...Read more
Irritation: The substances in jalapeño are a chemical irritant to the eyes. When exposed to a chemical irritant the conjunctiva reacts which causes tearing. ...Read more
Two causes..: First is that the tear drainage system may be blocked. The only way to fix this is to see you eye doctor. Second, the surface of your eye may be irritated. This sends a signal to the brain that your eye needs more tears. Putting lubricating eye drops in the eyes will slow down the watering. ...Read more
Reflex: It's a reflex phenomenon. Nothing to worry ...Read more
I'm a teacher but it was hours after school when I saw I had blood on my shirt I'm worried I touched the blood then my eyes or something. Concerns?!?
Doubtful: Dangerous blood borne pathogens are very fragile outside the human body. So, if you had a small spot of blood that you may have touched, it is unlikely that you would contract anything. As always, if extremely concerned, see your doctor for testing. ...Read more
Putting rose water in your eyes will not do any good, it may be harmful. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
As long as the water: Is not contaminated, and you are not wearing contact lenses! You can wear goggles, or prescription goggles, or no goggles. The salinity of the ocean should not harm the eyes. Do not go into the water after heavy rains, or when there's contaminated runoff from the city waters into the ocean, as often raw sewage is dumped into the ocean by many countries, cities. Protect your health first! ...Read more
Many causes: There are many potential causes of watering eyes (tearing). Eyes can tear either because they are producing too much tears, usually due to ocular surfaces diseases (like allergies, blepharitis or even mild dry eyes) or some irritation on the surface of the eye, or due to a blockage in the tear drainage system. See your eye doctor to determine the cause and the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
NO: If correctly mixed it is not harmful. 1 drop of honey to 5 drops of water a 20% honey mix has been shown in some studies to help dry eyes. Multiple non-peer review articles say it helps. I like to see a peer reviewed article. Many of my patients use the 20% honey mix and I have not seen any side effects. But claims of brighter looking eyes or lighter color eyes with honey use is false. ...Read more
Tired eyes get dry, a state which sends an urgent signal to the eye to make more tears. When tired, this system tends to overcompensate and send forth even more tears than necessary thus causing watery eyes.
An artificial tear wetting drop used when you begin to get tired can help a lot. Also, taking breaks from reading to blink can help.
Good luck. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Tear ducts squeezed: Your tear ducts are squeezed when you yawn and that leads to watering of your eyes. ...Read more
Should not: Don't know why your eyes do this. This is not typical. ...Read more
2 causes: If eyes water all the time the tear drainage system is blocked, if watering periodic and worse in late afternoon/ evenings then this is from surface drying of the eyes- watering is a reflex to dryness. Lubricating eye drops will stop this reflex and watering. ...Read more
Depends what's causing it: Different medical conditions can cause epiphora, which is increased tearing of the eyes. It could come from anatomical tear duct issues, post-radiation therapy, meibomian gland dysfunction, or ocular rosacea and blepharitis, or environmental, work related issues like extended computer use causing decreased blinking, or decreased hormones. Treat the cause to prevent the condition. Use lubricating tears too. ...Read more
No: Unless the municipal water system is substituting horror movie acid, then no, there is no risk. ...Read more
They float away: If you open your eyes underwater with contact lenses, there is a very good chance you will lose them in the water. Wear swim goggles over your contacts or don't swim in them. ...Read more
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Normal: Most kids get teary when they catch a cold. ...Read more
Dry eye: The most common cause of tear production is dryness, but there are other causes. I would see your ophthalmologist to see if you have a nasolacrimal obstruction. ...Read more
Epiphora: Consistent watery eyes = epiphora. This can be due to a blocked tear drainage (duct) or even dry eyes. Dry eyes cause watery eyes due to a reflex pathway which tells your brain "my eye are dry" so it send a signal to the lacrimal gland to create more tears. If the drainage of tear outflow is blocked, then any tears you make will just overflow out of the eyelids, instead of draining out. ...Read more
Do you have allergies that may be irritating your eyes and making them water? There are eye drops that can help stop the reaction to allergies. Are you sensitive to light? Sunglasses may help that too.
But the biggest thing is to figure out the cause of the tearing and fix that. ...Read more
Changed power: The tear film alters the power of the eye to a small degree. Apparently that alteration is just the amount your eyes need to go from near perfect, to perfect. ...Read more
The: Little glands around the eyelid get pressed. ...Read more
? lighting: Unless you are affected by a disease of your liver leading to jaundice, I am unsure of why your eyes "white" part appear more yellow at school than home. The overhead lighting at school may impart some sort of illumination affect that you see as more yellow in your eyes. If you are concerned and others notice this change, seek md evaluation. ...Read more
My brother got chlorine in his eyes but washing it with water isn't helping a lot. What can he do?
Irrigation: Irrigate with bottled water or tap water for 10' and take to a quick care center ASAP to have eyes evaluated and treated. ...Read more
Does it mean something is wrong with my eyes when only one of them water, swells, and gets irritated?
Conjunctivitis: This may be conjunctivitis, allergy or dry eye. Viral conjunctivitis migrates to the other eye within a few days, and is a self-limiting illness that will improve on its own in 1-2 weeks. Allergies often occur in both eyes unless the allergen falls into one eye only. Another possible cause is dry eye, which can be worse in one eye. If this is a frequent occurence, get checked out by an eye doctor. ...Read more
My cute niece 1 year old, most of the time for him water or tears drops out from his eyes. Please suggest?
Blocked tear ducts: And chronic pink eye from allergies can cause constant / intermittent tearing of the eyes. Allergy medications, orally and eye drops usually control them but at times they may get infected. Regardless, see a pediatric ophthalmologist to see what is the best option unless your child has down's w congenital tear duct obstruction, probing or stent tube may be needed. ...Read more
I got a considerable amount of petrol in my eyes. I flushed it out with water. Should I be doing anything else?
Petrol in eye: Call your doctor to see if you should be checked for eye damage. ...Read more
I was lying on my side and acid came up and for a moment made my eyes water and I struggled to breath, what happened?
Acid reflux: See your primary care physician for treatment. ...Read more
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