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Watery Eyes

Tears are a very important substance known as a lubricant which washes away particles and foreign bodies in the eye   Excessive tear production is also not good as it will cause you to experience watery eyes and this can really harm your eyes. This condition is also known as Epiphora increased tearing.

Watery Eyes

Causes for watery eyes
  1. Allergies  to (dust, mold, pet dander etc)
  2. Dry eyes /dry eye syndrome
  3. Clogged tear ducts
  4. An Eye infection
  5. An Eye lash in eye
  6. Windy conditions
  7. Spicy foods
  8. Yawning
  9. Environmental irritants(lights, chemicals, airborne, allergens)
  10. Laughing
  11. Vomiting

Home remedies for watery eyes

  • Wash your eyes with cold water and put 2 or 3 drops of rose water in it. Do this 5 to 6 times a day
  • Place a tea bag of chamomile against your eyes
  • Wash your eyes regularly with elderberry blossom tea
  • Heat a soft cotton cloth and apply it on the eyes several times daily
  • Wash your eyes with Aloe Vera juice or soak a cotton ball and wipe your eyes with it
  • Do not rub or itch your eyes and avoid using any eye make-up for a few days
  • Steep 1 tsp of dried eyebright herb in 1 pint of boiling water. Strain it and use this liquid as an eyewash
  • Mix 3 tsp of honey in 2 cups of boiling water and put a few drops of this solution in your eyes 3 to 4 times daily
  • Avoid straining your eyes by watching too or working on computers and doing any eye -straining work like sewing, writing or reading

Treatment for watery eyes

1. PVP Perforated Plug

The tiny plug unblocks the tear duct. The PVP plug is placed in the tear duct allowing tears to drain normally.     

2. Lacrisert

Another option for dry eye treatment is called Lacrisert, a tiny insert filled with a lubricating ingredient (hydroxypropyl cellulose). The insert is placed just inside the lower eyelid, where it continuously releases lubrication for the eye throughout the day.

3. Eye drops

When choosing eye drops select the one with artificial tears. This will help reduce the inflammation in the eye causing dryness and watery eyes.

As we've read in this article watery eyes can be caused by a number of things and there are so many different ways of treating it. So next time you see your eyes watering its not just crying you could be having an eye infection.











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