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What causes watering eyes? 14 possible conditions

Tears keep your eyes lubricated and help to wash away foreign particles and dust. However, producing too many tears can result in developing watery eyes. Read more

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

1

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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2

Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)

Conjunctivitis, commonly known as "pink eye," is an infection or swelling in the outer membrane of your eyeball. Blood vessels in your conjunctiva, a thin membrane that lines part of your eye, become inflamed. Thi...

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3

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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4

Corneal Abrasion

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

The cornea is a thin, transparent dome that covers your eye's iris and pupil. The iris is the colored part of your eye, and the pupil is the black center. All light that enters your eye and allows you to see strike...

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5

Allergies Overview

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

Learn about what causes allergies, the different types of allergies, and how they're treated.

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6

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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7

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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8

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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9

External Eyelid Stye (Hordeolum Externum)

An external eyelid stye is an inflamed area or bump on the eyelid. The medical term for a stye is hordeolum externum . Styes are red, painful lumps (most look like pimples) near the edge of the eyelid, where th...

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10

Allergic Rhinitis

Allergic rhinitis, or hay fever, is your body's response to specific allergens. It causes uncomfortable symptoms like sneezing and itchy eyes.

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11

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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12

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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13

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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14

Reactive Arthritis (Reiter's Syndrome)

Reactive arthritis is a type of arthritis triggered by an infection in the body.

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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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