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Excessive Tearing? Our Watery Eyes Treatment May Help

What Causes Watery Eyes?

Watery eyes are a common complaint and can result from many different causes. Your eyecare provider at Rock Hill Eye Center will perform an evaluation to determine the cause of your excessive tearing. One cause of tearing may be a blockage of the tear duct that drains tears from your eye down into your nose. When the tear duct is open, you may notice that your nose runs when you have increased tear production. With a blockage of the tear duct, the tears are unable to drain adequately into the nose and they may overflow from the eyelids onto the face as if you were crying. In some cases, an infection of the tear duct may occur if the tears are unable to drain adequately.

Who Is Most Likely to Suffer From Watery Eyes??

Excessive tearing can occur in both adults and children. Children may have frequent tearing from one or both eyes and may also have mattering or discharge in the eyes. Often the tearing will resolve itself in children before the age of one year.

How Are Watery Eyes Treated?

If the tearing does not resolve, the tear duct can be evaluated and often opened by passing a probe through the tear duct under anesthesia. A high success rate is achieved from this procedure with resolution of tearing. Watery eyes may also be caused by an infection. In this case, antibiotic treatment will be required but surgery may be avoided. Your eye doctor is the only person who can accurately diagnose the cause of your watery eyes. Make an appointment at Rock Hill Eye Center and get the answers you need.

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