• Watery Eyes

    Asked by Charlieb on Tuesday, January 3, 2012

    Watery Eyes

    About 1 week into Chemo my eyes started watering. It has now been a month and I have wrinkles and dry patches. My doctor feels any meds for that would do more harm then good. Anyone else dealing with this and what have you done?

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    • CarolLHRN's Avatar


      I have one eye that is always teary (even without chemo!) and I get the dry patches on the outside corner of my eye. I use Tobradex cream and it clears up after 2-3 applications. There are medications you can use to stop teary eyes but I prefer to not take medication if I don't need to. The Tobradex is by prescription but it's an ointment used on the skin so I feel it's OK.

      Good luck!

      over 6 years ago
    • Charlieb's Avatar

      Thanks, I will talk to my doctor about Tobradex since it is a cream. I can't agree with you more about un-needed meds; if I have to take one more pill.....................

      over 6 years ago
    • Grandpa_Ray's Avatar

      Thanks for the question. My eyes frequently tear up in large quantities (especially outside in the cold). I didn't connect it to my chemo. I've just been "dealing with it". My optometrist had no suggestions.

      over 6 years ago
    • Constable's Avatar

      Re: the dry patches...had a problem with that a few months ago. I looked like an iguana! Stopped the med we thought was causing it until it cleared up and then resumed at a reduced dose. Now I'm back to the normal dose. But we figured out a couple of things...some meds may make you photosensitive, so you have to take precautions when you're in the sun. The other thing is hydration: be sure you're drinking plenty of water. Finally, I use Lubriderm Men's 3-in-1 Lotion, especially on areas exposed to the sun. I also use that on my feet where I have rough skin.

      almost 6 years ago

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