The term Tearing Eyes is also defined as watery eyes and is a common disorder that happens because of excessive tear production, some kind of eye obstruction and also due to foreign particles in the eye. In some cases, Tearing Eyes is kind of a symptom of inefficient rather than being a problem in itself. Constant tears from the eyes along with redness and swelling may happen.
HOW IS TEARING EYES DIAGNOSED?
Sometimes the cause is easily identified - for example, infections, ectropion, entropion, and conjunctivitis. If there is no obvious cause revealed by a simple examination, further tests may be advised. These may depend on how bad the watering is, and how much it bothers you.If a drainage problem is suspected, an eye specialist may examine the tear drainage channels, under local anaesthetic. They may push a thin stick (probe) into the small channels (canaliculi) towards the tear sac to see if it is blocked. If the probe goes as far as the tear sac the fluid can be syringed into the tear duct to see if it comes out in the nose. Syringing may sometimes clear a blockage, but it may only give temporary relief. If there seems to be a blockage then a dye may be injected into the tear duct. An X-ray picture is then taken. You can see the dye in the duct on the X-ray film. It will show exactly where there is any obstruction or narrowing of the tear duct.Other scans - for example, a CT or MRI scan - may be undertaken in some cases.
HOW IS TEARING EYES TREATED?
They would provide you with antibiotic eye drops to help and reduce the watering and infection. In other cases, splashing regular water and cleaning the eyes helps to. Surgery may be required if there is some kind of external or physical damage to the tear ducts.
DID YOU KNOW?
There are two main causes of watering eyes - blocked tear ducts or excessive production of tears