Frequently asked questions – Watery eyes!

Living with watery eyes can be frustrating and uncomfortable. Many individuals find themselves dealing with excessive tearing and irritation on a daily basis.

Q1: Can dry eyes really cause excessive tearing?
A: Yes, dry eyes can paradoxically lead to increased tear production as a compensatory mechanism.

Q2: Are blocked tear ducts a common issue?
A: Blocked tear ducts can be a common issue, especially in infants, but they can affect adults as well.

Q3: How can I manage watery eyes due to allergies?
A: Managing allergies through antihistamines, allergen avoidance, and prescribed medications can help.

Q4: Can I use over-the-counter eye drops for watery eyes?
A: While artificial tears can be helpful, it’s best to consult a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment.

Q5: When should I consider surgical intervention for watery eyes?
A: Surgical options are typically considered for severe cases of blocked tear ducts that don’t respond to other treatments. Consult an eye specialist for guidance.