Tears serve several key roles in the body and from keeping the eyes lubricated to help washing away any foreign substance, tears are also a component of the immune system and protects against infection. It is common to temporarily produce excess tears when a person is emotional, laughing, coughing or vomiting, but one of the most common reasons for Tearing Eyes is Dry Eye Syndrome i.e. extremely dry eyes can cause a person to produce tears. Some of the common signs and symptoms of Tearing Eyes include red eyes, vision loss, injured eye, chemicals in the eye, and bleeding from the eye, among others.
HOW IS TEARING EYES DIAGNOSED?
If the specialist cannot clearly determine the cause of the watering eye the patient may be referred to an eye-care specialist doctor (ophthalmologist). The specialist will examine the patient's eye(s) carefully - usually, the patient will be anesthetized. 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 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?
Tears are normally discharged through the tear ducts and then evaporate.