Watery eyes

I've noticed as I've aged (now 61) that my eyes water a lot. At my annual eye exams I've been told to try a daily warm compress to unclog tear ducts (didn't work) and to take Thera Tears (a fish oil supplement), which seemed to help. I've been taking the Costco Kirkland fish oil capsules, but notice that after several months, it doesn't seem as effective as it did in the beginning. I'm wondering if others have the same condition and have found a treatment that works. And if fish oil is the answer, is there a downside to taking more than the recommended dose and how important is it to take the Thera Tears brand rather than say a less expensive Costco brand. And is it better to take one capsule 3x a day or 3 all at once. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi there - you may have already been tested for this, but in case not I thought I'd throw out there that it might be a herpetic virus.  For me only one eye was watering all the time and that's what it turned out to be (who knew you could get the virus on your eyeball???).  Anyway, Valacyclovir cleared it up, and now I take it prophylactically once a day.  That's done the trick.  Not a great diagnosis, but could be worse, and at least the medication stops the eyes watering!

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Restasis is what made a huge difference for me. Your eyes are watering because your tear production is compromised. It seems counterintuitive, but you probably have dry eyes. Restasis has a bigger co-payment than most RX, but you should be able to get a sample to try.