Eye watering

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I have watering problem in my left eye since the past 8 years. Have gone through detailed checkup by various eye specialists and examined eye tear ducts as well. Doctors say that I have no sickness at all and prescribed me lubricants and anti allergic drops but to no avail. Recently I realized that my problem resolved when air relative humidity touches to 70 to 80%. Can someone help me to treat this illness. Thanks

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    I may add my age is 43 now

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    Ever since I had cataract surgery (2 years ago), I have had watery eyes (especially my left one). I was told that I had "dry eyes" and have be using different artificial tears. None of them seem to help much. It really is aggravating!! Since I am much older than you, I sympathize with you having to deal with this.

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    Sometimes (this may not be the case with you) people will have tearing as they age do to the skin under the eye not being as firm. If your lower eye lid droops at all then this can cause dryness as it does not fully close when blinking and your tears would be more likely to spill over. Again without pics I wouldnt know for sure, just want to offer another cause. Best of Luck

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      Thanks for your response. But my skin and eye lids are good enough by the grace of God. Moreover, the tears comes from the edge (ear side) of the eye. This is not the cause for my case for sure.

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      Im glad that was not the case for you, as it is not a fun one to fix. Another thought I had was if you have tried punctal plugs? It is a quick process where they put plugs in the lower puncta to prevent the tears from draining. This then provides more moisture to the eye. I know you are probably thinking why would I want more tears when they are already spilling over but many times people have tearing because their eyes are actually dry. ( like when you are outside on a windy day and it dries your eyes out, they water.)

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      Thank you so much for the information!! I have never heard about the plugs. I wonder if that procedure hurts! I will ask my eye doctor about it when I see him next week. It sure is a very interesting idea. I just don't want to cause any other problem.

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      No it should be painless and take about 5 minutes. You can also have them removed at any time. Typically they start with temporary ones to see if they help and if they do they will go to more permanent ones(which can always be taken out). They should not cause any other problems as they only block tears from draining and do not alter anything. Hope they help!

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      I have not heard about this punctal plugs earlier. Not sure whether it is in practice in Pakistan and doctor would install it on my own request. But this looks logical. I appreciate your time and analytical way of thinking. Thanks

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    Thanks again!! It sure would be nice not to have to wipe my eyes several times a day.

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