Originally Posted by momlosh
i have an eye that tears all the time and was diagnosed with dry eye. the only thing that has helped is Theratears liquid gels that come in small ampules. One drop morning and evening has really helped. The eye doctor also said to use systane during the day. I wear contacts and it is nice to be able to see out of my eye again and not have to wear my glasses all the time. Check with your eye doctor first.
Theratears is good because it has no preservatives and is not toxic to the cornea, The systane and gel formulations last longer but can blur your vision a little. Omega 3 fatty acids in capsules or liquid taken orally is something you should discuss with your eye doctor. It takes 1-2 months to work but when it does it can be a godsend. It is not uncommon for one eye to have more problems tearing than the other, unknown but could be different eyelid interactions, a less developed tear gland on one side or Damaged by disease or trauma in the past, different tear chemistry and gland functions, different shapes to the front of the eye-who knows? There is a reason somewhere. 2-4 times per day is considered normal artificial tear use, more than that and people won't consisitently use them so we try something else. Fish oil is good for a lot of other problems and best obtained from your diet if possible.