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    Watering Eyes

    A common problem, especially in older people over the age of 60, and in babies (0-12 months of age). It can occur in one or both of the eyes. Read more →

    I am a 34 year old male, 16st 10lb & for many years I suffer from a very bad running nose. It just itches & starts to stream really bad within 30 seconds. Its like guey white like if i had a cold but its not.. i have tried hay fever tablets & also nasal sprays to ease it but nothing is helping. As soon as I start to wake, it starts streaming, during the day when i've had something to eat and in the middle of my shift & also when i have an evening meal. Its making my life hell.. I think i can manage to polish off a full box of Kleenex per day when i have my bad days.. Even when have a pint at the local, my nose starts streaming straight away.. takes about 20 - 30 minutes to settle.. Its so embarassing! Some times it takes all day to ease! When Using the PC my nose starts dripping onto the keyboard.. My GP won't refer me as i have to work it out for myself.. I have gone to the expense on replacing the matress (incase its dust mites) & still no avail.. Please, Please Help!!





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    For the last four years ive had a white gooey stringy substance coming out of my eyes and my eyes are always bloodshot and sometimes swollen. Ive been to a doctor about it and she said she didnt know what it was so she pretty much told me to go away. But recently the problem has been getting worse. I was on holiday and around the 7th day my eyes started producing this substance, and my eyes became extremly irratated. I tried to use my finger to remove the gooey from my eyes but when I got it out of one eye more would be in the other, my eyes became completely red and the pain was unbearable and I was crying. Then my friend told me that a girl had been on this show with similar symptoms, but I cant find anyrthing about it on here. Im really worried incase I really damage my eyes im quite scared. Im going to the doctors as soon as possible to see if they will help me, but does anyone else have any idea what it could be? Please help!





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    Hi Im not sure if anyone has answered this but you should go to your gp and if they ignore you then go to another one because it may be nothing but at the same time it could be something. As there are many problems that can occur with one's eye's its best to follow it up. Not worth going blind now is it!

    I'm 14 (so I'm guessing its a bit of an unusual age to get very watery eyes) but my eyes water with the slightest of wind, sunlight, when I lie on my side and even when applying moisturiser or face make up. But I think there's something wrong with my eyes, the shape of them are perfectly normal but I seem to have just a pink/red gap between my actual eyeball and the outer edge of my eye, like the opposite side to my tear duct, could this be why my eyes are so watery, if so is there anything I can do about it?





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    Hi!! I don't know you and I don't know what's wrong either but I'm fourteen and I have the exact same thing!! I don't know anyone else who has it and its killing me because there's nothing online about it. Your not alone, my eyes water like that too.

    I am also 14, and I have exactly the same problem, my eyes have been watering since about last year. my eyes water all the time in all conditions even inside, when I'm at school I usually just use tissue to wipe away the water but it gets so annoying and gets in the way. I've been to the doctors and they have me eye drops that didnt help at all, they said it was because I wear make up but they water even when I don't. I went to the opticians and he told me that I don't blink all the way, I was very surprised as I thought I did, and I think I still do now, I hope it's just a thing that will pass over time.

    I have always had watery eyes, I'm 17 now and still do.... They mainly water when; I look at other eyes, think about eyes, confrontation with people and just randomly sometimes :( Why???





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    Hi im 39 years of age i have bagus under my eyes there always puffy looking and would like to know if there is anyway i could get rid of them or even reduce them thanks

    Hi, I recently had squint surgery done and I've noticed that my eye only looked straight on the day the surgery was done. Every time after that, especially after I've been on the computer for a while and straining my eyes, I notice my squint is still very obvious. But the doctor says she is quite happy with my alignment. Is it possible that somehow i am the only one who sees my eyes as being unaligned when I look in the mirror? I've also been taking pictures regularly and occasionally, my eyes look perfectly aligned and on other occasions,it looks horrible.Is it common for the eyes to drift back to its original position while its healing? Btw, It's almost a month since I had my surgery done.





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    My eyes water, plus i have sagging eyes, but i am only 13, it makes me look ugly and i really don't like it, how do i get rid of the sagging eyes and make myself look generally happier?





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    my dad got punched in the eye and now can only see bright lights whats happend?

    my opticion says ive got wax in my eye glands and my eyes keep watering all the time wot can i do to stop them from watering. thankyou.

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    Hi my name is mathew and I have a really embarrassing problem with my eyes, the whites of my eyes go really red all the time they look like the devils eyes I have been to various eye specialists an they only seem to put it down to hayfever an give me medication for that but it never works. So can you please help me and give me a proper diagnosis and help me with my embarrassing illness. Thanks.





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    Haha but because I am young all people seem to fink is drugs!! I dont take them an havent in all my life, it really gets me down an depressed an feel like I cant look at anyone in the face :-(

    Hi i am 61 years of age and i often get what i call red eye. It does look like i have a devils eye. When people ask me what have i done, i tell them i have been looking through key holes, and pass it off with a lough.

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    I caught a virus in my eyes about eight years ago and was left with no tears at all. I have had my tear ducts sealed shut. I use hypromelose drops which help a little and was prescribed Viscotears which I find too sticky. Has there been any developments in this area with regards to a cure? My eyes produce a white substance which is very embarassing and also my eyes are very uncomfortable all the time as they are dry. Have you any ideas or should I go back again to my doctors who don't seem to be able to help. Thank you.





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    I went to the hospital yesterday for a 2nd eye clinic appointment and because I had my eyes open they said it was just dry eyes. But on leaving the clinic my eyes clamped shut as I was going back to the car. I feel really depressed about this and feel fobbed off by the doctors. My question is this how can I get a diagnosis when they dont see me when I am at home and out of the house.Can I go private.





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    This the crux of the matter for those sufferers who do not present with the symptoms when visiting the doctor - because most of the triggers for BEB are situations like walking with lots of people around, reading, watching TV and particularly driving. The best solution is to get a friend or family member to video you driving using their mobile phone, and take this evidence ( of your eyelids closing) with you to the medic. He should then refer you to a Neurologist who will prescribe Botox injections if suitable. My son did this for me; I showed the consultant the video and he stated me on the injections straight away. They do help. Good luck.

    It took me four years I figured it out on my on, told my reg. doctor, then I started going to eye clinic and just had my third Botox injections, I see a bit of change, but I now use two eye drop twice day that helps a lot, but it can't get in sun are my eyes shut tight, even with dark glasses, but I feel better knowing what it is and i will always have it, I'm 65 yrs old so I'm trying to be creative with hats double sunglasses. Best of luck, call all the eye doctors see if they have patients with this deseise . Hope I've been some help

    I have constantly watery eyes causing blured vision, difficulty when driving and reading from my computer at work. My eyes are always blood shot and skin around them is dry and sore from the tears. Tried to rule out allergy myself, I have been to the doctors, opticians eventually the hospital and discharged with "dry eyes" after trying all sorts of drops. Saw my optician who was shocked they were no better yesterday but I was honest that I've pretty much gave up! I'm only 23! Emma





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    If you have tried all the drops, seen the Doc and the optician...and then to have the optician, in your words "shocked", I would be heading for the eye specialist end of story.. I am assuming the optician is the guy you go to to buy glasses and have eyes tested..?? There is another level of eye carers, they are specialist in their field.. Get Doc or optician, to give you a referral... I got rid of my watery eyes with systane, a eye drop from chemist, told to me by optometrist (optician), but you have said you have tried all types of drops....Dont play around with your eyes, get this looked at by a proper eye specialist, so don't give up Emma...

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    In response to the previous comments re watery/streaming eyes, I have blepharitus and the associated dry eye. I was becoming accustomed to a streaming eye, in my case my right eye, and like some of you, it was intolerable. The GP merely prescribed a gel eye drop. Made no difference. I have tried umpteen different drops, cheap to expensive. Associated with my symptoms was blurry vision, worse at night. Eventually I tried Clinitas Ultra 3 eye drops, coupled with thera tears gel capsules. I have to say that I was immediately impressed. Certainly to this day (been about three months now) and my eye(s) are no longer streaming. Initially, for a few weeks anyway, my vision was what I would describe as near perfect! However I'm afraid to say that the blurry vision eventually kicked in again. I am at a loss as to why, but for me, the Clinitas Ultra 3 drops are certainly working wonders on cancelling out the streaming eyes!





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    I have had the same problem for years. As soon as I open my eyes in the morning they are streaming, I have ti re-apply my makeup many times prior going out to work. (yes they stream even without makeup). I have had so many eye drops i have lost count. The hospital told me I have very narrow tear ducts and only a very dangerous operation would cure this???.. I too am so depressed. I am always being told I look tired. I would love to have bright open and dry eyes. To be able to go outside, watch tv, put on my makeup without my eyes streaming, I also walk down the street constantly wiping my eyes, When i laugh even a little the tears roll down my cheeks . I would love to know if anyone has had the same experience and found a remedy for this.. seems quite a lot of us sufferers are desperate yet dismissed, Thank you

    Hay, im thirteeen and my eyes water whenever they please which is really frustrating when im trying to work at school, also one side of my nose is constenetly blocked, it only started happening a few days ago, lots of people said it could be hayfever, what can i do? please help as its so annoying when im trying to talk someone and my eyes start streaming with tears:'(





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    I mainly get watery eye which stings a lot,,in my right eye. I get it more outside in the wind, tears streaming down my face which can be in both eyes too.. i dont wear glasses..this problem is getting worse after about a year.





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    I am a 54 yr old male and have had this eye problem just like all the others. I have had it for about 20 yrs. I have it badly now in the cold winter mornings but the time However, I first noticed it was out in the Navada desert where it was sunny, hot and dry! My doctor at Moorfields in London.said something about blocked tear ducts but I am not sure about that. Certain suncreams irritate my eyes. Maybe it's a modern allergy to pollution? or dust? eye drops help slightly. there is a brand from Switzerland that cost about £13 that is vastly superior. It stops the soreness but not the eyes streaming. Maybe I should walk the dog wearing goggles?





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    I had an infection in my throat & chest 9 weeks ago ( a common cold also) since then my eyes have not stopped streaming. it is not allergies and they are not sore or dry just very watery and tears are constantly flowing out of both of them. there is no improvement, any advice of what it may be?





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    I'm 13 almost 14 and every time i yawn tears start streaming down my face and even if I don't yawn my eyes start watering and I'm sick of people thinking I'm crying what can i do to stop this ?????





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    hi...i get pain in my eyes most of the time...am short sighted and only use glasses at home ...am in my 30's..male..i had nice looking eyes but now there are like holes around my eyes...eyes sunk..and my cheeks bones appear underneath my eyes as my eyes sinks...my eyes was never like that...please help...am going blind hehehe...i know its not funny..but why these by holes underneath my eyes...what happened to that piece of meat all the way from my cheeks to my eyes?





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    HI THERE,I,M REPLYING ABOUT OUR CONDITION BLEPHAROSPASM,AND TO ALL THE OTHER SUFFERS. I HAVE HAD THIS CONDITION FOR EXACTLY TWELVE MONTHS,I HAVE WRITTEN ON HERE ABOUT IT AT THE BEGINNING, NOW I AM DRIVING AGAIN AND DROVE TO MY BOTOX APPOINTMENT FOR THE FIRST TIME TWO WEEKS AGO, LUCKILY BOTOX HAS WORKED FOR ME, AND IT HAS GIVEN ME BACK MY LIFE,HOPEFULLY IT WILL KEEP ON WORKING,WE WILL HAVE TO SEE.I LIVE LIFE TO THE FULL AND TRY TO TALK AND LAUGH ABOUT IT AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE AS IT IS HARDLY HEARD OF I FIND, I ASKED AT MY LOCAL HOSPITAL WHY THERE ARE NO BOOKLETS OR NO FLYERS ABOUT OUR CONDITION AND THE LADY SAID THAT AS THE CONDITION IS RARE THEY CANT REALLY AFFORD TO DO IT,MONEY I GUESS, PLEASE TRY AND STAY POSITIVE, I,M SURE THINGS WILL GET BETTER IN TIME AND THE MORE IT IS TALKED ABOUT THE MORE FUNDING THIS CONDITION MAY GET,AS FOR THE SIDE EFFECTS,WELL I WAS SO DESPERATE AND AFRAID,I NEVER GAVE OR GIVE THEM A THOUGHT AS BLINDNESS WAS TOO SCARY!I STILL HAVE LITTLE TICS NOW AND AGAIN, FROZEN EYES AND A DROOPY EYELID BUT AT LEAST I CAN KEEP MY EYES OPEN.

    I have had this problem for two years. This year saw specialist Ear nose & throat specialist because nose runs too, got refered to optomogist and had my eyes raise at outeer sudes and then had a proceedurre on my nose - not joy. Went back and they did sa joint op one on my left nostril and one on my left eye tear duct; put a tube down tear duct towiden int left there for six weeks. Had it out through my nose, able to put up with although not 1000% but berable! guessd what we ae now back to nornal streaming. Went to se erar nose and throat surgeon and he gave me a thing to puff up my nose two puffs a day and then in six weeks go to the optomologist. Will not do this and have now made a appointment for next thursday at Moorfields eye hospital. This is the most irritating and depressing condition; I get to the stage tht I do not want to go out because of the eyes stresaming and nose running, people seem to be looking sat me especially idf I am in a large store and it gets worse. Insidentially I have ben to an alergist who sent me to the ear nose and throat surgeon. Any developments pleasae let me know and likewise with me.





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    same thing is happening with my eyes even if when fan runs on the slow mode still my eyes water a lot. I checked my eyes several times but doctor says i dont have eye problem its just pressure on the eye. but i feels bad that i have to put my hanky again and again on my eyes. please tell me the solution.

    I had cosmetic surgery on my eyes last march,this had healed but i now have runny eyes this makes my eyes so sore and people think i am crying all the time which is embaresing and frustrating.Sometimes when i drive i cannot see properly as i have to constantly wiping my eyes.





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    Hi I had watery eyeas and when I was 7 years old I had an operation on my eyes I was told I had blocked tearducts so I had to have thin clear tubes put in both my eyes maybe you should get you eyes checked out. My eyes are great now they don't water as much as they used to, I used to get bullied in school because it looked like I was crying but now I don't :)) x

    I can totally relate! I am 15 years old and have suffered with watering eyes for around 18 months. I use to love wearing eye liner and other eye make up and I can't wear any of it, I feel like it has ruined my life and do get quite depressed about it. My self confidence has fallen dramatically. Been to the doctors repeated times and they blame it on hayfever, yet my eyes water all year round! It is ridiculous. And definitely effects my school work, sometimes my eyes water so much I can't see or if not I'm distracted in lesson cos I'm constanstly wiping my eyes. In the winter I tend to get red marks all around my eyes and my eyes can swell up, it can be very painful. :( Wouldn't wish it on anyone.

    hi iam 22 year old i have had two ops on my eyes and there still very squint i went to glasgow royal when i was 17 and they told me i use my two eyes as two eyes as where most peope use there two eyes as one and for that reason they told me if the did the op i would be left with double vision and they can only fix it by blinding me off in one eye which i thought was'nt worth it. i just want to know iam i the only person in the world that can't be fixed what is wrong with me can someone please email back and tell me if there is anything else i can do.





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    I see the same way as you, with 2 eyes separately rather than working together! I had 4 surgeries when I was younger and still have issues. Although I'm lucky and it's not really noticeable, my eyes still cross from time to time. I've also been wearing glasses since I was a baby. I can't imagine not wearing them. You are not the only 1! 😊😊😊

    Hi It seems there is no medical cure to our disorder, but after bearing all the insults and comments I did some excercises and practices on my own and though now I can control my eyes to make them look normal in front of people its very much exhausting. Its been 4 yrs since I am doing this and though people dont remember me being a squint holding your eyes together and faking normality is too exhausting. but glad to see there are people like me, fighting similar battles of life :(.

    I would strongly suggest a lid scrub. They sell lid scrubbing pads at places like Walmart and Walgreens. I used to and sometimes still get styes a lot. I'd get mucus in my eyes, stringy things, little zit like puss bubbles on my lids, they'd be dry or watery and itchy and red and bloodshot. What I did was, always wash my hands. In the morning after I wake up and at night before I go to sleep, I would wash my face, then my hands, and then I would splash water on my eyes, use a lid scrubber, close my eyes and scrub it, and then rinse it off and towel dab them. After a few months, my eyes felt better and they stopped hurting. To prevent infection- if your eyes burn, either microwave or semi-boil water til it's pretty warm. Soak a rag in the water, wring it out, then either lightly dab your eyes with it or lay you head back, close your eyes, and lay the cloth upon your eyes.

    I'm 35 and find my watery eyes very frustrating. Mainly get it when laughing, I do a lot of laughing! Eyes are sometimes quite saw though I'm in front of the computer all day. Thinking back to school days I do remember my eyes looking very red, when I say eyes, the start of the lids where the hair folicals start. Would love to be able to do something to prevent this happening





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    Dave, my eyes sting from time to time, but mainly when my make up is on. but they are constantly sore. i have bags underneath my eyes from where the constant tearing seems to gather etc. my eyes are usually so swollen and bloodshot. ive started to develop headaches, not sure if its when im concentrating mixed in with not being able to see properly or what... i have another app with a different consultant on dec 20th. if i find out anything different ill be sure to let you guys know. i hope your eyes improve for you, this is truly horrible. i know how you must feel.

    i,ve been having the same problem everyday for the last 2 or 3yrs,every time i go out whatever the weather my left eye will start streaming or the right eye and if its a very bad day both of them run all the time,people are constantly asking if i,m ok,can anybody help?





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    hi ive been having watery eyes for a few weeks now. Started one morning my eyes were red and itchy (both eyes), i was told i had pink eye. two days later I went to the doctors they said it was pink eye so they gave me "erythromycin ophthalmic ointment." It went away about 5 to 6 days later but my eyes are still watering. Its been 4 weeks total. Every morning i wake up with some crust around my eye lids (not as much as before) but enough you can see and feel. Sometime people ask me if im high because my eyes are red. When they start to get itchy i rub them and they quickly get irritated swollen. I use eye drops everyday it helps a little, i just would like the watering to go away, what could this be? How can this go away?





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    I think you have blepharitis, an inflammation of the upper or lower eye lid. You can treat this.

    i have been suffering form watery eyes for a while i go out side n my eyes r streming there watering that much its causing my eyes to dry around the edges and they itch i also have a white dot on my lower inside lid but doctor said it was nothing to worry bout and i wouldnt need eye drops so am at a lost of what it might be any help





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