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azaleaaston

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Re: Tearing eyes
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2013, 10:56:46 PM »
Watery eyes (epiphora) tear persistently or excessively. Watery eyes can be due to excess tear production, inflammation of your eyes or inadequate drainage of your normal tears.

petersonparker12

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Re: Tearing eyes
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2012, 10:53:55 PM »
Is this some sort of virus? I've actually notice a couple friends of mine have started having watery looking eyes and have began wiping there eyes more often. This has been going on for a while, and no one is saying anything.

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Re: Tearing eyes
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2012, 11:24:51 PM »
A few years ago I used to work with someone who I'd began to noticed when talking to him that his eyes were watery and sometimes he'd have a tear run down his cheek.. A few days after that, another employee began complaining of his eyes tearing all the time. I remember him coming to work with some type of eye drops a few days later, I began a new job shortly after and never got a chance to know what was going on with his eyes. [/size]A few months passed, then I started to notice my left eye would be a little more watery then the other. It actually kind of started with what I thought was going to be pink eye. I've had pink eye before...not fun, but this was...different. It was always more of an annoyance, but within a year or so my right eye started to do the same. Not all the time, some days are worse than others but my eyes are constantly tearing and sometimes in the morning I will notice some slight crusties going on. Is this some sort of virus? I've actually notice a couple friends of mine have started having watery looking eyes and have began wiping there eyes more often. This has been going on for a while, and no one is saying anything. They're not eluding that they're in pain or anything, then again my watery eyes or more of an annoyance. I've searched online for causes of watery eyes and some list a virus, but none specifically. Should I be worried? I've had this problem for at least 5 years now. I went to a doctor for a check up a while back and he told me it's just allergies. I've never had allergies in my life, and my eyes are watery year round, and doesn't explain my coworkers who had the same problem, and now a few of my friends![/color]

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Tearing eyes
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2011, 10:03:00 AM »
Q: My tear duct constantly tears, and has for months.  I have been using Vascon-A eye drops, and eyebright (herb) tea wash.  It does not seem to be improving.  I walk around with a handkerchief to dab my eye.  Do you know what it is, and how to help?
A: Tearing is caused by an imbalance between the amount of tears being secreted and the ability of the tear ducts to drain away tears. For example, when one peels an onion the fumes irritate the eyes to secrete so many tears that they overflow onto the cheek. The tear ducts cannot drain this excessive amount of tears fast enough. On the other hand if,during an upper respiratory infection (cold) the mucous membrane of the nose swells too much, it can actually block the tear ducts' opening and result in tearing even though only a normal amount of tears may be secreted.
Vasoconstrictive eye drops do nothing for this situation and actually can be a source of eye irritation and redness. It's as though the eyes blood vessels "fight back" against the chemical constrictor and make themselves more dilated and obvious. Another source of irritation can be the constant handkerchief use. There is a condition with the very descriptive name of "eye wiping syndrome". This is a vicious cycle wherein the eye is irritated so the patient wipes the eye with a tissue or handkerchief. This makes the eye irritated, so the patient wipes the eye with the handkerchief and so on and so on.
If stopping the eye drops and the eye wiping do not clear the condition in a few days, a visit to the eye doctor is definitely indicated.

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Tearing eyes
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2011, 10:03:00 AM »