Watery Eyes

Watery Eyes

The common cause of watery eye in a small child is where the passage that carries the tears away from the eye into the nose (nasolacrimal duct) has not developed normally.

The symptoms usually are constant watering of one of both eyes and stickiness or discharge. Normally nine out of 10 children’s symptoms clear up by themselves by the age of 12 months. However, if a child has significant problems at the age of 12 months, then an operation to clear the blocked duct may be considered.