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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Wateriness in One Eye

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced wateriness in one eye. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  1. 1.Sarcoidosis

    Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease that most often affects the lungs and skin, but can als affect the joints.

    This condition has a broad range of severity. It often goes away on its own over time but some cases can cause permanent damage.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, headache, shortness of breath, loss of appetite, joint pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  2. 2.Nose or Sinus Tumor

    A tumor in the nose or one of the sinuses occurs due to abnormal growth of the cells lining the inside of the nose and sinuses. These tumors are rare and can cause symptoms like congestion or blockage, nose bleeds and sometimes facial pain or swelling.

    Prognosis depends on the size of tumor and whether or not is has spread to other structures like lymph nodes.

    Rarity:
    Ultra rare
    Top Symptoms:
    new headache, congestion, vision changes, ear fullness/pressure, ear pain
    Symptoms that never occur with nose or sinus tumor:
    improving congestion
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Viral Conjunctivitis

    Pink eye conjunctivitis is an infection of the whites of the eyes by a virus. It is extremely infectious and can spread from person-to-person easily.

    Sometimes eye irritation and discharge may get worse for a few days before getting better, but usually symptoms resolve within a week.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    eye redness, eye itch, sensitivity to light, feeling of something in the eye, watery eye discharge
    Symptoms that always occur with viral conjunctivitis:
    eye redness
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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  4. 4.Vernal Conjunctivitis

    Vernal conjunctivitis is long-term (chronic) swelling (inflammation) of the outer lining of the eyes due to an allergic reaction. Vernal conjunctivitis often occurs in people with a strong family history of allergies, such as allergic rhinitis, asthma, and eczema.

    Most patients get better after puberty. If not, this becomes a chronic, seasonal problem

    Rarity:
    Ultra rare
    Top Symptoms:
    wateriness in both eyes, eye itch, eye redness, sensitivity to light, feeling of something in the eye
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  5. 5.Bacterial Conjunctivitis

    Bacterial conjunctivitis is one of the most common eye problems. It occurs from an infection of the whites of the eye.

    With treatment, bacterial conjunctivitis resolves in a a few days.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    sore throat, eye redness, eye itch, watery eye discharge, eye redness
    Symptoms that always occur with bacterial conjunctivitis:
    eye redness
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  6. 6.Uncomplicated Black Eye

    Black eyes are usually nothing more than a bruise around the eye without any complications, as is likely in this case. However, all black eyes need to be examined by a doctor to rule out facial fracture, damage to the nerves around the eye, and other possible injuries to the eye itself.

    Swelling will get better in 12-24 hours. Discoloration gets better in 1-2 weeks.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    swelling of the eye area, bruised eye, constant eye bruise, eye pain from an injury
    Symptoms that always occur with uncomplicated black eye:
    bruised eye, eye pain from an injury, constant eye bruise
    Symptoms that never occur with uncomplicated black eye:
    double vision
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Wateriness in One Eye

  • Q.Are you experiencing a headache?
  • Q.Do you purposely tan (using sun, tanning beds, or UV rays)?
  • Q.Do you have a stuffy nose?
  • Q.Is one of your eyelids drooping like in this picture? This is called ptosis.

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Wateriness in One Eye Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced wateriness in one eye have also experienced:

    • 5% Clear Runny Nose
    • 4% Congestion
    • 4% Headache
  • People who have experienced wateriness in one eye were most often matched with:

    • 44% Sarcoidosis
    • 44% Nose or Sinus Tumor
    • 11% Viral Conjunctivitis
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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