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Painful tears

  1. Jul 11, 2003 #1
    ugh. what an unintentionally poetically lame subject line, but its true.

    my own tears sting my eye balls, and this has been the case for the past few years now.

    is this normal?

    what could be wrong?
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  3. Jul 11, 2003 #2
    might be dry eye, better get it checked out.
  4. Jul 11, 2003 #3

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    Yep. I have never had this sort of a problem. So count me as one piece of evidence that your experience is not normal.
  5. Jul 11, 2003 #4
    the tears hurt when i cry.

    the tears done hurt under any other circumstance.
  6. Jul 11, 2003 #5
    I would agree it is possibly dry eye. My tears hurt all the time...an unusual amount of salene [sic?] was in them. However, I'm at a loss for why yours would only hurt when you are crying in thr sad sense.
  7. Jul 11, 2003 #6


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    I have very sensitive eyes - I attribute it to them being dry, though it acutally oftem means they tear up in a slight breeze. I can't remember the last time I really cried, but when sweat gets in my eyes it burns a lot.
  8. Jul 11, 2003 #7
    Immune response

    most likely. Try some anti immune eye drops and see what happens.
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