Persistently watering eyes



Submitted by anniewelck on Sun, 11/03/2019 - 13:37
United States
Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?
Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye?
Do you suffer from any diseases in the body?
Do you use any eye drops?

I was told I had dry eyes and have been using them to try and fix the problem. They aren’t working.

Do you wear Contact lenses or Eyeglasses?




Good morning,

My eyes began watering pretty intensely about 3 months ago. I’ve been to the optometrist and she removed some eyelashes and the problem continued. She said it wasn’t allergies and that it was possibly dry eyes.

I’ve taken prescription eye drops, over the counter eye drops and used the cleansing pads for eyelids. Nothing seems to be helping.

The skin under my eyes is getting incredibly sensitive from running away the tears. Some days I wake up with “crusties” in my eyes and I’ve noticed an increase in bags.

It seems to be at its worse when I am our outside or at my place of employee the (which is located inside an old building).

Any thoughts? Or recommendations?




Thanks for your Question

Most likely you have nasolacrimal duct obstruction. This duct connects the eye to the nose and it drains the tears outside the eye to the nose.

For many reasons such as allergy and infection of the nose, this duct can be obstructed and no tears can be drained outside the eye leading to epiphora or excessive tearing.

The treatment of this condition is surgical treatment in which both ophthalmologist and ENT specialist are involved in the procedure.