Teary Eyes

The eyes are the window of your soul; there are a lot of things your eyes can tell about you, including feelings and health. For instance, when it comes to your health, yellowish eyes may indicate you have jaundice, red eyes are a sign of dry eye syndrome, bulging eyes suggest you have hyperthyroidism, and more. Protecting your eye health comes a long way to preventing and lowering your risk for eye diseases. Suppose you have made up your mind about caring for your eyes. Huntingdon Valley teary eyes specialists are readily available to address your eye problems. Read on to understand more about teary eyes, the causes, and treatment.

What are teary eyes?

It’s natural for your eyes to produce tears when crying or when something gets into your eye. But when you produce excessive tears that are not from crying may indicate an eye health problem known as teary or watery eyes.

What causes teary eyes?

Overproduction of tears may occur due to different issues, including the following.

  • Tear duct infection
  • Hay fever
  • Dry eye
  • Pink eye, conjunctivitis
  • Allergies
  • Eyelid inflammation, also known as blepharitis
  • Common cold and sinus infection
  • A foreign object in the tear duct
  • Corneal abrasion
  • Corneal inflammation (keratitis)
  • Blocked tear duct

Taking certain medications may also lead to teary eyes, such as chemotherapy, drugs, epinephrine, and eye drops.

When are teary eyes a problem?

Usually, teary eyes may clear up themselves, but sometimes they don’t. Where teary eyes take longer than normal to heal, you may want to consider seeking medical care. The following may also show the need to seek medical help for teary eyes.

  • eye redness, pain, itchiness
  • bleeding or discharge from the eye
  • an eye injury or scratch
  • tenderness around your nose or sinuses
  • chemical exposure
  • pain around the eyes
  • a foreign object stuck in your eye
  • a severe headache
  • unexplained bruising around the eyes

The team at Suburban Eye Associates conducts various tests, including allergy testing, to find the cause of your teary tears.

What are the available treatments for teary eyes?

Your treatment option depends on the source and degree of your problem. The team at Suburban Eye Associates offers various solutions, including allergy medications, eye drops, and more.

The team also offers the following procedures to restore your eye health.

Balloon DCR

It’s a surgical procedure to treat teary eyes resulting from blocked tear ducts. Balloon DCR aims at making another route for your tear passage between the nose and the tear duct sack.

A balloon DCR involves your provider using an endoscope camera to lead a thin wire with the deflated balloon through the hole at the corner of your eye where tears drain. They thread the wire gently on your blocked duct and inflate the balloon with liquid. The inflated balloon puts pressure on the blockage and causes the tear duct to open.

Punctual plugs

These are tiny, biocompatible devices that treat teary eyes. They resemble the size of a rice grain. Your provider places the hole at your eye corner to prevent tears from draining.

Regular eye check-ups help in detecting eye problems and providing early treatments. Teary eyes involve producing excessive tears more than normal crying. When teary eyes last more than normal, it is crucial to seek medical help. Call Suburban Eye Associates today for your consultation.