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my 4 year old daughter has had a watery eye, tearing eyes on her left eye. but no irritation or itching. what could be the reason ? - Asked by t x on 15-Feb-2016 19:10:14

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    Answered by Dr. Shravanthi V on 16-Feb-2016 17:31:24

    In infants, persistent watery eyes, often with some matter, are commonly the result of blocked tear ducts. The tear ducts don't produce tears, but rather carry away tears, similar to how a storm drain carries away rainwater. Tears normally drain into your nose through tiny openings (puncta) in the inner part of the lids near the nose. In babies, the tear duct may not be fully open and functioning for the first several months of life.

    Sometimes, excess tear production may cause watery eyes as well.

    Allergies or viral infections (conjunctivitis), as well as any kind of inflammation, may cause watery eyes for a few days or so.

     

     


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