Anyone here have watery eyes...

coolonecoolone Registered Users Posts: 44
which is really dry eyes? How do cope with it treat it? I take restasis but it hasn't helped much.

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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 Curl Neophyte
    One of my eyes seems to spring a leak in the outside corner on occasion and my eyes generally feel dry. However, it isn't so bad that I feel that I have to use medication. I did find an article that lists treatment methods for dry eye, but some of them seem a little drastic:

    http://www.medicinenet.com/dry_eyes/article.htm
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 20,730 Curl Virtuoso
    Sorry, I have no helpful tips for you. My left eye waters much of the time. My sister's right eye does the same thing. No idea why. Usually it's no big deal, tho sometimes the outer corner of my eye gets very sore and red from wiping away the tears. I've never asked my doctor about it.
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  • SuZenSuZen Registered Users Posts: 1,595
    My left eye waters a lot because I have a partially obstructed tear duct from a past eye infection. It's annoying, especially in cold weather. I had surgery but it didn't help.
  • starinastarina Registered Users Posts: 665 Curl Neophyte
    I go through phases where my eyes just leak water from the corners. First the right will do it for a a while, then a few months later it will be the left. Than I go for months where it doesn't happen at all. I basically just tolerate it, but it sure is annoying!
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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 20,730 Curl Virtuoso
    So what exactly is up with our leaky eyes? Is it a normal over 40 thing? I never knew anyone except my sister with this problem. Whoever goes to their doctor next has to ask about it.
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  • donnafinadonnafina Registered Users Posts: 43
    My eye doctor said my watery eyes were from allergies and dehydration. She gave me zyrtec and told me to drink at least 64oz of water each day.
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  • SuZenSuZen Registered Users Posts: 1,595
    I read something that said part of getting watery eyes when we get older is that the muscles around the eye act as a pump to move the tears into the tear ducts, so if the muscles weaken over time, the tears don't drain as well.

    But also, dry eyes are supposed to cause watery eyes, as screwy as that sounds.
  • starinastarina Registered Users Posts: 665 Curl Neophyte
    Interesting. You guys got me to thinking, and I realize that I haven't had
    "leaky" eyes in a while. So putting two and two together, I think it's because I've been drinking eight glasses of water a day for about nine months now. So I think you all are right about dehydration and watery eyes!
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  • donnafinadonnafina Registered Users Posts: 43
    It is kind of wierd that I was never aware of it until after I turned 40, though. . .
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  • coolonecoolone Registered Users Posts: 44
    My watery eyes were caaused by cell damage from a horrible eye infection in both eyes years ago. I actually went to a dry eye specialist and he prescribed restasis and fish oil. My condition makes me look so awful when I wake up and even after the swelling goes away this condition has aged me dramatically---also being 40 something has added insult to injury. It is hard to cope with but I don;t have a choice. I will try dinking more water and see if it helps at all---thanks for the info.
  • starinastarina Registered Users Posts: 665 Curl Neophyte
    donnafina wrote:
    It is kind of wierd that I was never aware of it until after I turned 40, though. . .

    I did too, because my watery eye problems started after 40 also. I'm sure age has something to do with it....
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  • missy60missy60 Registered Users Posts: 351
    I also have watery eyes and just thought it was from allergys I also take zyrtex. I really hadnt realized it was from dry eyes I guess that does make sense because my eyes feel like sand paper alot. I do notice they are ore watery whe I am around certain things like cats. I will try drinking more water but I hate water
  • CricketCricket Registered Users Posts: 205
    My eyes used to water and tear out the corners in the morning when I went on the computer. My eye would also get stuck to my lid while I slept. My eye doctor gave me an eye drop prescription for Zaditor, a histamine antagonist. I use it in the morning and at night and haven't had eye problems since.
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  • MoosemarcyMoosemarcy Registered Users Posts: 157
    My eyes sometimes watered out of the corners for no reason also. Especially my right eye. It drove me nuts. And some days it would be fine. So I thought I might have allergies or something. Went to and allergist. No allergies. He thought it could be my nail polish from rubbing my eyes. The formaldehyde in it or something. Well I think I finally figured it out. I use sunscreen on my face daily. If I am in a hurry I think I accidentally get it to close to my eyes and it slips in when I put my foundation on. Now I am extra careful around my eyes and have not had the problem since. And I had this going on off and on for years. Drove me nuts. Sunscreen is very irritating to the eyes. More than any other makeup. Crazy. :o
  • MaloryMalory Registered Users Posts: 379 Curl Neophyte
    No, I don't have watery eyes - other than if I am crying or exposed to something that is very irritating. I've never heard of this as a symptom of growing older.
  • cara4curlscara4curls Registered Users Posts: 336 Curl Neophyte
    check out your eye makeup - some types, esp. those cheap brands with shimmery particles in them, can make one's eyes water - I've had this happen to me.
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  • jen4youjen4you Registered Users Posts: 135
    I have suffered with dry eyes for several years. I tried everything, including having a plug put into my right tear duct, which did not help. Finally, I read an article to use vaseline, and it is better than any ointment I tried. Make sure to use vaseline from a tube so it will be more sterile to prevent eye infections. Just use a small dot and place it in your eye. I do this in the a.m. (not everyday, only when I need it) before applying makeup. I just wipe off the excess from my lower lid with a cotton swab and I'm good to go!

    Hope this helps,

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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Registered Users Posts: 31,259 Curl Connoisseur
    I get occasional leaky eyes. It's not really a problem, because it mostly happens when I'm tired at night. What I really can't stand is that I seem to build up a lot of eye boogers. I'm constantly cleaning out the inner corners of my eyes. It doesn't seem to matter if I'm wearing makeup or not. Just a PITA.
  • LadydncingLadydncing Registered Users Posts: 964
    I did, but it was due to allergies. I went to the dr. and was given eye drops.
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