Watery Eyes Excessive Tearing

What is watery eyes?

Watery eyes (epiphora) is a condition in which there is an overflow or overproduction of tears onto the face. This occurs when there is either an overproduction of tears or insufficient tear drainage from the eye or eyes.

Causes of watery eyes

  • Dry eye syndrome
  • Medications
  • Blocked tear drain passages
  • Allergies
  • Poor eyelid function
  • Infections
  • Misdirected eyelashes
  • Nasal or facial fractures
  • Old punctual plug placement

Treatment of watery eyes

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.