Excessive Watering Eyes

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Sometimes too much of a good thing isn’t so good. We need a constant flow of tears for eye health and protection. However, excessive tear production or eye watering can not only be annoying…it can also signify an underlying health condition.

Possible Causes of Excessive Tearing

  • Dry eye syndrome
  • Medications
  • Blocked tear drain passages
  • Allergies
  • Poor eyelid function
  • Infections
  • Misdirected eyelashes
  • Nasal or facial fractures
  • Old punctual plug placement
  • Diseases or disorders such as arthritis, Sjogren’s syndrome, thyroid disorders

Excessive Eye Watering Treatments

In order to effectively treat watering eyes, Dr. Daniel Sines will evaluate your condition and determine the underlying cause. By properly diagnosing the problem, he can recommend treatment options to improve tear duct drainage such as:

  • Medicated eye drops
  • Artificial tears
  • Tear duct surgery (dacryocystorhinostomy or DCR)
  • Jones Tube placement
  • Tear duct stents
  • Correction of eyelid function problems

If you suffer from constantly watering eyes, we can provide relief. Contact us today to schedule an eye exam.