Pain, Watering eyes: 11 Possible Causes
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What causes pain and watering eyes? 11 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Cluster Headaches

Cluster headaches are severely painful and occur in cycles. Read more for tips on how to treat and relieve them.

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2

Allergic Conjunctivitis

Allergic conjunctivitis is an eye inflammation caused by an allergic reaction to substances like pollen. Your eyes may become red, itchy, and watery.

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3

Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)

Conjunctivitis (pink eye) is an infection or swelling that typically gives your eye a red or pink color. Learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatment.

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4

Common Cold Overview

The common cold is a virus that involves symptoms like sneezing, a runny nose and a headache. Learn the causes, symptoms and treatments for the common cold now!

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5

Corneal Abrasion

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

A minor scratch to the eye's cornea is called a corneal abrasion. It can be caused by dust, contact lenses, or other foreign objects, and can sometimes develop into a serious eye condition.

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6

Allergies Overview

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

An allergy is the immune system's response to a foreign substance (allergen) that is not typically harmful to a person's body. This attack response may involve inflammation, sneezing, and a host of other symptoms.

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7

Corneal Ulcer

A corneal ulcer is an open sore that forms on the cornea. It's usually caused by an infection. Even small injuries to the eye can lead to infections.

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8

Scleritis

Scleritis is inflammation of the outer surface of the eye. How scleritis will affect you often depends on which type you have.

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9

Eyelid Turned In (Entropion)

Entropion is when your eyelid rotates inward. Your eyelashes rub against your eye and cause redness, irritation, and abrasions on the cornea of your eye.

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10

Chalazion

A chalazion is a small bump that appears on your eyelid because of a blocked oil gland. It usually disappears on its own within a month.

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11

Eyelid Inflammation (Blepharitis)

Blepharitis is inflammation of the eyelash follicles. Its cause is unclear, but allergies, mites, dandruff, and certain medications may increase the likelihood of this form of inflammation.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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