The child is watered by one or both eyes: why can this symptom arise and what does it say?
Eyes are considered to be the most vulnerable part of the human body. The thin cornea, the abundance of nerve endings and blood vessels, small muscles and transparent tissues make the eye defenseless against mechanical stress, bacteria and even ordinary dust.
Therefore, the isolation of tears is one of the most important protective reactions of the human body, which allows you to quickly clean the surface of the eye. However, constant tearing is a sign of pathology, especially in children.
There are many reasons that lead to lachrymation in children.
Here are the most common ones:
- Congenital anomalies of tear glands or canals. The channels can be elongated, shortened, have an unnatural shape, etc.
If the pathology is congenital, then its first manifestations (eye contact) begin in the first 1-2 years in the child.
The irregular shape of the tear duct makes it vulnerable to various infections, so inflammation can easily occur in these children.
They develop rapidly, easily germinate into neighboring tissues and organs, and one of the characteristic signs is bleeding.
Lachrymation can last several days after the injury and is accompanied by the release of blood, and if the eye gets infected – even longer. The likelihood of such injuries increases with age, increased mobility and independence of the child.
Conjunctivitis occurs at any age, usually affects both eyes. The characteristic symptoms of this ailment are the glueing of the eye in the morning and suppuration. Eyes are watered constantly, until the baby is fully recovered.