Watery eyes Overview
Watery eyes are the result of excessive tear production (epiphora), poor eye drainage, or both. This may lead to an overflow of tears onto the cheeks. Common causes include viral infections (e.g. watery eyes with runny nose), allergies, foreign substance in the eye (e.g. sand), or other causes.
- Viral Infections: Viral infections are caused by viruses, which are tiny microbes that spread in the body. Viruses are actually made up ... More on Viral Infections »
- Allergies: Allergies occur when the immune system responds to a substance. Common examples include dust allergies, pollen allergies (causing hay fever ... More on Allergies »
- Common Cold: The common cold refers to any number of viral infections of the nose and throat. Typical symptoms are all too ... More on Common Cold »
- Eye Disorders: Eye disorders can involve vision disorders or physical problems with the eye. Eye disorders may also be called “Ophthalmic Disorders ... More on Eye Disorders »
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- Neuralgia: Neuralgia is a general term meaning nerve pain. Milder nerve pain sensations such as tingling or burning sensations are called ... More on Neuralgia »
- Conjunctivitis: Conjunctivitis is an eye inflammation or infection, affecting the conjunctiva of the eye. The main types are viral conjunctivitis and ... More on Conjunctivitis »
- Sjogren’s Syndrome: Sjogren’s Syndrome (dry eye syndrome) is an autoimmune disease causing lack of saliva (dry mouth) and dry eyes. Autoimmune diseases ... More on Sjogren’s Syndrome »
- Blepharitis: Blepharitis is an eyelid inflammation. Symptoms include red eyelids, swollen eyelids, itchy eyelids (or a burning sensation), crusting eyelid rash ... More on Blepharitis »
- Ectropion: Ectropion is an eyelid disorder where the eyelid curves outwards. It is often caused by weakened eye muscles in the ... More on Ectropion »
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