Watery Eyes Treatment Perth

Watery eyes

Glands above the eyeballs (called lacrimal glands) and glands under the skin of the eyelids produce tears, which contain water, oil, salt and fatty acids. Tears help lubricate and protect your eyes and wash away foreign particles. When you blink, tears spread and help keep your eyes moist.

What causes watery eyes

Watery eyes or excess tear production can be caused by a number of factors including when you are emotional, coughing, vomiting, laughing, experiencing strong taste sensations, or yawning.

Other common causes of watery eyes may include:


    • Blocked tear ducts – Blocked punctum, canaliculus or nasolacrimal duct
    • Eye strain
    • Sinus problems, allergies and colds
    • Eye infections – Inflammation of the eyelid such as cyst or stye
    • Eyelid turned outward (ectropion) or inward (entropion)
    • Ingrown eyelash (trichiasis)
    • Foreign objects, chemicals, gases or liquids in the eye
    • Eye cut or scrape
    • Dry eyes and environmental exacerbations – Wind, cold, sunshine and smog
    • Congenial in newborns and acquired in adults

Watery eyes treatment

The aim is to treat the underlying factor/s that are causing your eye/s to produce excess tears. Treatment for watery eyes isn’t always necessary as the symptoms may alleviate over a few days.

Treatment depends on how severe the problem is and what’s causing it. Treatment approaches, depending on your symptoms may include:

1. Medication

Bacterial infection – Such as conjunctivitis, your doctor may prescribe a course of antibiotics.
Viral – Treatment depends on severity. Your doctor may recommend eye drops that may help reduce symptoms.
Allergy – Your doctor may prescribe antihistamine medication that may help reduce the inflammation and irritation.

2. Minor procedure
A minor procedure may be necessary to remove a foreign object or correct eyelash growth.

3. Surgery
If necessary surgery may be required to unblock tear ducts or help infections.

1) Depending on your diagnosis a range of options may be available including: Dilator probes, enlargement snips, stents and surgical openings.

2) Corrective eyelid ectropion (eyelid turned out) or entropion (eyelid turned in) surgery for abnormal eyelid position.

At WA Eye Specialists

Watery eyes may be caused by many different factors. Accurate diagnosis is essential to ensure underlying factor/s causing your watery eyes are addressed.

The team at WA Eye Specialists use state of the art equipment to assist with an accurate diagnosis and discuss all of the treatment options available to you.

If you have any questions about Watery Eyes or would like to book an appointment please:

Watery Eyes Treatment Perth

Our ophthalmologists treat a wide range of eye conditions including watery eyes. Our specialist doctors see patients for all over Perth including Armadale, Joondalup, Midland, Murdoch and South Perth.