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My right eye has started to weep quite badly more than a year ago at the age of 49. I had also several infections during the year due to the epiphora. The opthalmologist said that there was nothing to do about it and I had just to get used to it. He believes that it may have been triggered by the menopause. I have/had dry eyes anyway which could be a cause. I remember exactly when it started after a day having used extensively the underground and I thought at first that the weeping came from wind/draught. I had mild conjunctivitis and at first we thought I had an allergy. I had three periods of a couple of weeks when my eye was fine (mainly after treatment with antibiotics), but eventually it started again with no particular reason. I have also been in Portugal, New Zealand and a few other countries (warmer or colder) but there was no change whatsoever. I am not stressed and I have not put on makeup for quite a while. However, I very often have pain behind the root of the nose and oddly I feel some pain in the muscles around the eye. I told this to the doctor and he thinks there is no correlation.
I am normally not complaining. However, I do not know about you but I cannot get used to it. I can just accept it.
By the way, a pharmacist told me that a lady started epiphora in her late forties and at 92 she still has it.
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