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What Does Watery Eyes After Every Meal Indicate?

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Posted on Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Question: I am a 68 yo female. In the past months my eyes start tearing towards the end of every meal. What could be the cause?
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Blocked nasolacrimal duct

Detailed Answer:
Hello and good evening,

I have raead your query in detail. Most likely there a block in a duct called the nasolacrimal duct in your case. This duct connects the eyes with the nose and tears drain out into the nose through it.While you chew food due to moment of bones and muscles there is a change of pressure around eye also.This change in pressure may cause obstruction of a incompetent or partially blocked duct.As duct is blocked fully tears start to drain out of eye.

Treatment
(Dacryocystorhinostomy), a hole is created between the tear sac and the inside of the nose.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Ramesh Kumar (4 days later)
Thank you Dr. XXXXXXX I will make an appointment to get tested by an ophthalmologist.
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar (34 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Thanks

Detailed Answer:
Thanks!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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What Does Watery Eyes After Every Meal Indicate?

Brief Answer: Blocked nasolacrimal duct Detailed Answer: Hello and good evening, I have raead your query in detail. Most likely there a block in a duct called the nasolacrimal duct in your case. This duct connects the eyes with the nose and tears drain out into the nose through it.While you chew food due to moment of bones and muscles there is a change of pressure around eye also.This change in pressure may cause obstruction of a incompetent or partially blocked duct.As duct is blocked fully tears start to drain out of eye. Treatment (Dacryocystorhinostomy), a hole is created between the tear sac and the inside of the nose.