Tearing eyes means you have too many tears draining from the eyes. Tears help keep the surface of the eye moist. They wash away particles and foreign objects in the eye.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
Eyelid turning inward or outward
Something in the eye (such as dust or sand)
Scrape on the eye
Increased tearing sometimes happens with:
HOW IS TEARING EYES DIAGNOSED?
An Ophthalmologist diagnoses Tearing Eyes by performing an eye examination and complete physical examination.
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?
Tears are normally discharged through the tear ducts and then evaporate.