Watering eye, also known as epiphora or tearing, is a condition in which there is an overflow of tears onto the face, often without a clear explanation. There is insufficient tear film drainage from the eye(s) - instead of all the tears draining through the nasolacrimal system, they overflow onto the face. Epiphora can develop at any age. It is, however, more common among babies aged under 12 months, and adults over the age of 60 years. The condition may present symptoms in just one or both eyes.
HOW IS TEARING EYES DIAGNOSED?
Ophthalmologists conduct a complete eye examination and evaluate your symptoms as well. He may check for any eye infection that may be causing Tearing eyes. The doctor may also check if the tear ducts are blocked by passing a fluid through them.
HOW IS TEARING EYES TREATED?
Most of the cases of Tearing Eyes aren't serious and resolve on its own. However, the doctor may prescribe eye drops, antibiotics, or a surgical procedure to clear blocked tear ducts.
DID YOU KNOW?
Tearing eyes that cause vision disturbances must be treated immediately