The lacrimal glands produce a clear fluid necessary to moisturize the surface of the eyeball. Normally, its volume is insignificant, so the process of tearing remains unnoticed. An increase in the number of tears in the absence of an emotional outburst is a sign of eye disease.
Most often, tearing is a symptom of a disease. Therefore, before starting treatment, it is necessary to find out the reason for the excessive tearing. This can be done by visiting an ophthalmologist. After the examination, the doctor will issue a verdict and prescribe treatment that will help normalize the work of the lacrimal glands.
Often people who wear contact lenses suffer from tearing. This could be due to improper lens fit or deposits. In this case, the lenses injure the cornea, which leads to an increase in lacrimation. As such, treatment is not required in this situation. Within a couple of days after replacing the lenses or refusing them, tearing goes away by itself.
Another reason for excess tearing can be a common cold. In this case, all forces must be thrown into the fight against it. Warm drinks, bed rest, drops from a cold will help get rid of tearing in 2-3 days.
If allergies are causing excess tears, take antihistamines. If possible, exclude contact with a substance that provokes such a reaction of the body.
Increased lacrimation often indicates conjunctivitis. In this case, it is necessary to regularly rinse the eyes with antiseptic solutions, for example, furacilin. Antibacterial drops and ointments, for example, sodium sulfacyl, will help speed up recovery.
The cause of tearing can be a foreign body in the eye or a corneal burn resulting from intense ultraviolet irradiation (for example, during welding). In this case, self-medication is unacceptable. Only a qualified specialist can provide assistance.