Watering From Eyes

Usually, tears are discharged through the tear ducts and then evaporate, but due to some reasons, overproduction of tears causes watering from eyes. Tears help lubricate the eyes and wash away foreign particles and dust. The causes of watery eyes are eye strain, windy climate, sun exposure, sinus problems, allergy, blepharitis, ingrown eyelash, conjunctivitis, blocked tear ducts, eye injury, etc.

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Is there any treatment other than surgery for watery eyes?

Query: Hi doctor, My left eye is watering and having difficulty in reading. I am facing this problem since 18 months. Several eye drops and ointments were used with any positive result. I had the same problem before 10 years, and it was cured with some injection. Now, after consulting three specialists, th...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Deshwal

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.It is probably blockage of nasolacrimal duct, which cannot be opened up with drugs.Surgery is the only option. Please get it done. There is nothing major. Best wishes.For further doubts consult an eye care ophthalmologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-o...  Read Full »

My son has tears coming out from one of his eyes from birth. Kindly suggest.

Query: Hi doctor, My child is facing the problem of tears in one of his eyes since his birth. He is now 9 months old. I have consulted many ophthalmologists, and they all agreed that it would go automatically with daily massage. Though it has reduced now, still it comes. Otherwise, he is in finest health....  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your child has congenital nasolacrimal duct blockage. There is a drainage system from eyes to nose known as a nasolacrimal passage, which carries excess water from eyes to nose and gets absorbed by the nasal mucosa. In some newborns, this passage is blocked by a thin m...  Read Full »

Why does my eye keep on watering?

Query: Hi doctor, I waked up in the morning with eye pain in my right eye. I think that I have hair stuck in it. I am unable to open it. It hurts a lot when I move my eyes around or while trying to open it.   Read Full »


Dr. Asha Barboza

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to have two probable causes. You can have a foreign body on the top of the cornea or conjunctiva or under the eyelid. You can examine your eyes by seeing a mirror. If you see anything like a foreign body, then wash your eyes using water. Unknowingly, you ca...  Read Full »

My wife and kid have yellowish eye discharge from the morning. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, Today morning, my kid 1.5 years old and wife's eyes got stuck with yellow discharge. The top of the eye become slightly red, and the eye seems heavy and tiny little bit. The eyes were cleaned with saline water, and the yellow deposit got cleared. How to avoid further yellow discharge and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms are suggestive of viral conjunctivitis. The other symptoms of viral conjunctivitis include mild lid edema, foreign body sensation, watering, discharge and redness. You can prevent this by using two handkerchiefs (one for each eye), keeping eyes and hand...  Read Full »

Why is eye swelling not subsiding even after taking medications?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a right eye swelling, under the eye and now over the eye, and constant watering in the eye. I applied TobraDex ointment at night time for the past three nights, and I have been taking Augmentin tablets for the past three days, no change in the condition. Under-eye skin is getti...  Read Full »


Dr. Ammar Zahid Malik

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for asking. From the photographs (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), it seems like preseptal cellulitis may be secondary to blepharitis or some insect bite.  Read Full »

Why does my 2-year-old baby get teary while watching television?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 2 years old, and she always eats food while watching iPad. I just noticed that today while watching the cartoon on TV, I could see the tear coming out of her eyes. Is it normal? She had cold last week, and even then water was coming out of her eyes that day. What could be...  Read Full »


Dr. Shikha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How long are the symptoms occurring? Does she use any glasses? It may simply be because of respiratory infection. You can wait for a week for an ophthalmic related consultant. You should get her treated for any respiratory infection. Revert with the answer to an eye ca...  Read Full »

What causes watering of the eyes?

Query: Hello doctor, My left eye is watering continuously, not sure if it is dust or eyelash hair that is in. It is troubling me a lot since yesterday morning.   Read Full »


Dr. Asha Barboza

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I had a look at the photo you sent (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is a bit blurry, and unfortunately, if there is a foreign body or an eyelash embedded under the upper eyelid, it will not be visible in the photo. Is...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for red spots in the eyes with itching and irritation?

Query: Hi doctor, My sister, 28 years old, has developed a couple of red color spots on the left eye with itching, irritation, and watering of eyes. There is no history of trauma, foreign body, photophobia. Please guide us on what is to be done.  Read Full »


Dr. Asha Barboza

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in. I had a look at the photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity) you sent, it is a bit blurry, but it looks like a subconjunctival hemorrhage. It can occur in the following scenarios: If she inadvertently injured the eye in her sleep. If...  Read Full »

Is watery discharge from eyes a sign of conjunctivitis?

Query: Hi doctor, I have little white discharge from my eyes when I wake up. Could this be some form of conjunctivitis? If yes, what is the treatment? I have been washing my eyes with warm saline water for three days. After I wash, the eyes are normal and there is no redness during the day. The condition ...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If this is a recent onset and finding, then it could be conjunctivitis. But, if you do not have other symptoms like pain, then it is likely to be pollution related. Try to change in your exposure to pollution. You may continue the saline wash. Also, Olopatadine eye drop...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have burning eyes after Lasik?

Query: Hi doctor, I had LASIK done for my eyes two months back. My vision is all right but, I feel a burning sensation at the corners of the eyes (corners from where tear comes). After 20 days of LASIK, (back then) whenever I put any eye drops my eyes started burning. Due to the burning sensation, my eyes ...  Read Full »


Dr. Anand

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. LASIK when it is done, corneal nerves will be cut. These corneal nerves take several months to regenerate. This can lead to continuous dryness and irritation in the eyes. Eyes also become hypersensitive. Systane ultra is artificial tear eye drops which is a substitute g...  Read Full »

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