The term watery eyes or tearing eyes 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. Basically watery eyes are usually a symptom of inefficient rather than being a problem in itself. In such cases, 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?
Treatment procedures here begin with antibiotic eye drops to reduce the watering and infection. Doctors also advise splashing regular water and cleaning the eyes helps to. There are some cases where surgery may be required.
DID YOU KNOW?
They are not really serious but watery or teary eyes do tend to hinder your everyday functions.