My eyes water excessively upon waking and usually contin...

Posted , 3 users are following.

My eyes water excessively upon waking and usually continue to do so during the morning. The tears splash on my glasses meaning I have to continuously clean them and makes my nose sore under my glasses. I have had to stop wearing makeup. I am aged 70. I have been to my doctor and he has referred me to someone but after two months I am still waiting for a letter of acknowlegement let alone an appointment. I find it a real bother.sad

[i:628fc13ae6]This message was automatically imported from the original Patient Experience[/i:628fc13ae6]

0 likes, 5 replies

Report / Delete

5 Replies

  • Posted

    Recently on waking my right eye waters continuously until mid morning. My eye is not sore, but the watering is most annoying especially when trying to put make up on! I am 47, Have you had your appointment yet? and if you have, what was the dignosis?

    Kind regards


    [i:cec00dd97b]This message was automatically imported from the original Patient Experience[/i:cec00dd97b]

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    I too suffer with watery eyes especially in the morning. Towards mid-day they tend to clear until the next day! I have suffered with over-active thyroid and now under-active thyroid and take thyroxin each day. I had this condition when I was diagnosed with my over-active thyroid and at that time also had double vision. However, since my thyroid has been under control I have not had these watery eyes, that is, until about two months ago. I am 60 years old (a young 60) and I do like to wear make-up - I now use the waterproof mascara - but evenso it is so troublesome. My eyes water as soon as I get out of bed in the morning so it's definitely not the make-up! Look forward to hearing from you if you have any diagnosis.

    [i:948e34c06c]This message was automatically imported from the original Patient Experience[/i:948e34c06c]

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    I have now seen another eye specialist re the problem with watering eyes. She says the quality of the tears is not good. Says she will refer me to St Georges Hospital but it has to go through the GP. She prescribed drops for the watery eye and ointment for the other one because the eyeball is sticking to the eyelid. She said they can do an operation to insert a tube but it is a major operation. I am a bit hesitant about this. I thought it isnt as if it is a life threatening situation, but it certainly bothers me, but my husband thinks I should go for it. The constant cleaning of glasses (I drive) and the soreness under the pads of my glasses is a pain.

    [i:53ca973a01]This message was automatically imported from the original Patient Experience[/i:53ca973a01]

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    I also suffer from watery eyes, particularly in the morning and am also on thyroxin which I take first thing in the morning.

    I am wondering whether the thyroxin tablets cause my eyes to water or whether the watery eyes are a symptom of an underactive thyroid which is insufficiently replaced with thyroxin. I think it may be the latter as I have read on other sites that an excess of TSH in the system targets tissue around the eyes and causing watering.

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    Before anything else, try quitting caffeine.

    I started having this problem about 18 months ago. It was pretty much debilitating all day. I am 62 and still trying to play tennis for example. Blink Blink Blink... where did it go. I read somewhere that caffeine can make it worse. Made sense. Coffee is dehydrating and one diagnosis for this is dry eye. Hmmm.

    I was willing to try anything so I cold turkey quit coffee and tea. It was like turning off a faucet. Over the last couple months my eyes are back to normal. Also my gums quit bleeding, I am not as sensitive to heat, and most amazing, my allergies to oak pollen etc. seem to be gone as well. It worked for me.

    There is some withdrawal problems for some people. Mine were not too severe e.g. sluggishness and difficulty concentrating, but well worth it. I have learned to look forward to some Bengal Spice tea in the morning and wake up without help. Good luck.

    Report / Delete Reply

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion Reply

Report or request deletion

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up