In simple terms, watery eyes is also defined as tearing eyes. So basically here there is a lot of watering in the eye, which is a common disorder due to excessive tear production. It happens because of eye obstruction and also due to foreign particles in the eye. So watery eyes is actually a symptom of inefficient rather than being a problem in itself. One notices constant tears from the eyes along with redness and swelling may happen.
HOW IS WATERY EYES DIAGNOSED?
The provider will examine the eyes and ask questions about medical history and symptoms. Liquid may be inserted into a tear duct to find out whether it comes out of the patient's nose. If it is found to be blocked, a dye may be injected to find the exact location of the blockage - this will be done by using an X-ray image of the area. The dye shows up on the X-ray.
HOW IS WATERY EYES TREATED?
Antibiotic eye drops to help and reduce the watering and infection are provided. One should also splash regular water and cleaning the eyes helps to. If this doesn't work, surgery may be required if there is some kind of external or physical damage to the tear ducts.
DID YOU KNOW?
Causes of watery eyes include:
• Allergy to mold, dander, dust
• Blepharitis (swelling along the edge of the eyelid)
• Blockage of the tear duct
• Smog or chemicals in the air or wind
• Bright light
• Eyelid turning inward or outward
• Something in the eye (such as dust or sand)
• Scrape on the eye
• Inward-growing eyelashes