Eye Care Expert Forum
excessive watering of one eye
About This Forum:

Our Ask-A-Doctor Eye Care Forum is where you can post your question and receive a personal answer from physicians affiliated with the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Avatar universal
excessive watering of one eye
For about a week, I have had excessive watering of my left eye. It seems to be worse during the day, while I am at work. I work in a very old school building with lots of dry heat and dust/mold. I thought it may be an allergy, but I am not sure why I am only tearing in one eye.
Discussion is closed
Cancel
1 Answers
Page 1 of 1
284078 tn?1282620298
It could be due to a foreign body like a sand particle or a piece of fiberglass or metal in the eye or a very signifcant allergy or even a scratch on the eye.  It can also be caused by a blockage in the the nasolacrimal duct which takes excess tears away from the eye into the nose for you to swallow, or a loose lower lid which lets the tears go down the cheek. Basically you can have excess tear production or poor management of the excess tear drainage into the nose.  See an ophthalmologist to try to find out what is going on.

MJK MD
Discussion is closed
Cancel
Comment
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now