What causes watery eyes and what is the watery eye treatment?


It is not unusual for a child to be born with watery eyes, because we know that the tear ducts are not fully opened in the first year of life.

So, this is quite normal, and we usually reassure parents that only a bit of massage of the tear duct might be enough and helpful to open the tear ducts and stop watery eyes. If watery eyes persist beyond 12 or 18 months, then other options can include a small procedure to diagnose and treat watery eyes.

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Mr Samer Hamada | Consultant Ophthalmologist and Corneal Surgeon

MD, MSc, DO (hons), FRCSEd, FRCOphth I am Samer Hamada, founder and consultant ophthalmic surgeon with over 20 years’ experience in ophthalmology. I am a world-renowned specialist in cornea, cataract and refractive surgery. I’m not only a leading surgeon but also the only dual fellowship trained in corneal diseases in children from reputable institutions in the UK. At Eye Clinic London I work closely with other consultant ophthalmologists, optometrists and orthoptists to achieve the best outcomes for our patients. Our main aim is to make sure our patients get the safest and best treatments available to them. We put your safety before anything else so you can rest assured that if you choose us you will be in the best and safest hands.

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