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Watering Eyes

Watering eyes

Watering eyes are a common problem, especially in older people over the age of 60, and in babies (0-12 months of age). Our eyes need to produce a certain amount of tears to ensure that they stay moist and comfortable. However, some people can experience unstoppable tears streaming down their cheeks, which isn’t necessarily the result of watching ‘Beaches’ or seeing the England team lose another World Cup semi-final. Eyes produce extra tears to wash away any irritants, which can include fumes, an infection such as conjunctivitis, a scratch, a piece of grit, or an inwardly growing eyelash (also called an entropion). But the most common cause of watering eyes is a blocked or narrowed tear duct, which can be due to inflammation. Treatment for watering eyes depends on the cause, and whether it is actually a problem. Inwardly growing eyelashes and foreign objects in the eye can be removed, while infections can be treated with prescription eye drops.

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I'm 16 years old, my eyes water water and water I try not to rub them because it's bad for your eyes wat shall Ido





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I am 19 and I use to have watery eyes now and then and thought nothing of it as I could still continue with my life. But for the past 6 months my eyes have constantly been watering that I have to carry a tissue with me at all times! People just think I'm always crying and it can be embarrassing. I feel like my vision is a bit blurred and my eyes are now a bit sticky. It's so annoying to have, does anyone have any solutions to help it for now?!





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are any of the above chronic cannabis users? If so this can be linked to excessive use. Cut down, you should start to notice changes within 4-6 weeks. (speaking from experience)





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I am 30 years of age, a Nigerian by name Raymond. I am having this issue of watering eyes and I need a prompt solution, someone should please help. Thanks in advance.





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My eyes genuinly just water all the time, no soreness or irritation, at random points in the day they will water more than at other points,has happened 3 times now, the first 2 times were for 3-4 months, I am 18 so its not exactly the most ideal thing, anyone hacve any help at all?!





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Since qbout a month now my eyes have been very sore and red and watery been to see my gp several times and have been given eye drops, steroid cream and now antibiotic cream which i have been using. The last few days under the eyes are getting very sore and flair up I am getting quite depressed as feeling quite low. My age is 61 female and i am thinking of going to A&E to see if i can be treated there Please advice Wendy





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I hav same problem, went to a&e today and they couldn't help!! Told me just to go by to opinion, but they basically told me there was nothing they could do !! Very irritating problem!

It seems that many of us have this problem but with no solution! My watery eyes aren't due to blocked tear ducts which have been tested. I have seen specialists but I've just been told to apply drops or wear glasses to protect my eyes when outside. I think it may be due to my eyelid being very slightly (not noticeably) away from the eyeball and the normal tearing or lubrication not draining. I've had this problem for over 10 years. My optician tells me that the condition is very common and is likely to worsen with age.





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Sorry John, ive found no solution, i know its not blocked ducts, but i find anti histamines do help a little. Maybe its psychological! but i know its a pain and annoying.





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My eyes keep watering lately and seem to be a little red but ive recently started using a new mascara but I take make up off at night n my eyes seem to water most at night im confused what should I do?? Please help thanks





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For the past 3 days i've had a serious blocked nose. I just can't seem to shift it, i honestly think it's something to do with my sinuses. I have taken Olbas oil and inhaled minted strong water and nothing does the trick. What do I do? I can barely breathe.





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Watering eye is a condition where tears are produced without any obvious explanation. The medical name is epiphora. Read More »

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