Tears are necessary to lubricate the eyes and wash away foreign bodies and other particles. Excessive tearing, also known as epiphora, occurs when too many tears are produced or when the eyes are unable to drain properly.
Causes of Excessive Tearing
Tearing of the eyes can be caused by several different factors, including:
Blocked tear duct
A stye or chalazion
Symptoms of Excessive Tearing
Constant tearing of the eyes
Redness and swelling
Treatment of Excessive Tearing
After a thorough medical examination of the eye, treatment of watery eyes will depend on the underlying cause of the condition. Some of the methods of treatment may include:
Antibiotic or corticosteroid eye drops
Surgical removal of the blockage
Surgical implantation of an artificial tear duct
Artificial tears or antihistamines may be recommended to treat dry eye and to relieve symptoms.
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