Banish the Tears and Let Your Eyes Sparkle.
What it is
Tearing or watery eyes can have various causes, often stemming from irritation or inflammation on the surface of the eye. This can be linked to several factors, including eyelash or eyelid problems, as well as issues with the eye itself. Allergies and excessive dryness can also trigger increased tear production, leading to tearing and watery eyes.
Insufficient tear drainage is another common contributor to tearing and watery eyes. While all eyes possess natural drainage channels to remove tears and moisture, an excess amount of moisture or tears, coupled with inadequate drainage, can result in overflow or the perceived presence of excess fluid.
While some tearing issues may be temporary, such as those caused by irritation, it’s important to reach out if you experience persistent tearing problems. Long-term tearing may indicate narrow or poorly functioning drainage channels, or “lax” eyelids that hinder proper eye drainage.
How it works
We understand that when it comes to teary eyes, prompt and effective treatment is often possible without extensive medical intervention. Simple remedies like eye drops, warm compresses, and over-the-counter or prescription medications can provide relief by soothing the eyes and regulating excessive tear production.
In cases where tear drainage is compromised, surgical interventions may be necessary. Rest assured, these treatments are minimally invasive and offer short recovery periods, ensuring a swift return to comfort.
When you consult with Dr. Linder, he will carefully assess your tearing and watery eyes to identify the underlying cause and determine the most suitable next steps for your unique situation. With his expertise and your input, a tailored and efficient treatment plan will be devised to address the root causes of the problem, ultimately improving your eye health and overall comfort.
Frequently Asked Questions
What causes teary and watery eyes?
Teary and watery eyes can have various causes. The most common culprits are irritation or inflammation on the surface of the eye, which can result from issues with eyelashes, eyelids, or the eye itself. Allergies and excessive dryness can also trigger increased tear production leading to tearing and watery eyes.
How can I alleviate teary and watery eyes?
Treatment for teary and watery eyes depends on the underlying cause. In many cases, simple remedies such as eye drops, warm compresses, and over-the-counter or prescription medications can provide relief by soothing the eyes and regulating tear production. However, if tear drainage is compromised, surgical intervention may be necessary. Our team will assess your specific situation and recommend the most suitable treatment plan for you during your consultation.
Are teary eyes a sign of a serious condition?
In most cases, teary eyes are not a sign of a serious condition. They are often caused by temporary factors such as irritation or allergies. However, persistent tearing issues should not be ignored, as they may indicate underlying problems with tear drainage or eyelid function.
How long does recovery take after tear drainage surgery?
Tear drainage surgery typically involves minimally invasive procedures and has a short recovery period. The exact duration of recovery may vary depending on the individual case and be discussed during your consultation. Dr. Linder will provide you with detailed post-operative instructions and guide you through the recovery process to ensure a smooth and speedy recovery.
Can I drive myself home after surgery?
No. Regardless of the procedure, Dr. Linder and the surgical facility will only release patients to a friend, relative, or other designated driver. This person is required to drive you to surgery, wait for you in the waiting room, and then drive you home. Even if you feel well enough to drive, taking precautions is important, especially during the first few days after your surgery.