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.
HOW IS WATERY EYES DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis is done by an ophthalmologist who observes the eyes and also conducts tests to check the tear or damage in tear ducts.
HOW IS WATERY EYES TREATED?
In the case of excessive tear production, watery eyes can often be treated very simply, with eye drops, warm compresses or sometimes medication. Treatment for tear drainage problems is usually surgical, but there’s no need to worry, as most surgical treatments are quick and highly effective.
DID YOU KNOW?
Though not a dangerous problem, these watery or teary eyes do tend to hinder your everyday functions.