Watery Eyes While Eating

Question

Asked by JoAnn

Watery Eyes While Eating

Almost everytime my Mom eats something her eyes get watery - this happens usually during lunch or dinner time while she's eating. it happens if she eats at home or out at a restaurant. She can not pin point what causes her eyes to water only when she eats. It's not every day but almost - do you have any suggestions as to what might be causing this to happen.

Answer

I'm really not sure what would cause this symptom when eating. Generally, eye allergy symptoms occur more in connection with an environmental trigger such as pollen, pet dander or dust, rather than food that is eaten. I would start keeping careful records of exactly what is eaten, when & where in connection with the watery eyes. And then share that information with your mom's physician. Together, hopefully, you will be able to figure out what is going on and how to address it. Take care, Kathi

Answered by Kathi MacNaughton