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Anyone else with underactive, experience this? My eyes constantly water from the outer corners. I get a build up of dried tears from this and am sick of having to carry cotton buds/ wipes around to clean up the mess round my eyes (what i guess is salt buildup from tears) and even the most waterproof makeup doesnt stay put .Am sick of people thinking i'm vain and assume i'm always touching up makeup. It's not that but as it builds up it gets visible and looks ugly. It feels irritating too. Then a vicious cycle begins as when i clean the skin around my eyes more tears start. Doctor said it is blepharitis but am not so sure..for a start, i don't wake up with sticky eyes. My lashes don't get coated with 'sleep dust' etc. Am wondering if underactive can cause eyes to be dry, so extra tears are produced to compensate? Any good tips would be greatly appreciated eg to lessen this watering!
i know it sounds stupid but you actually get what is called dry eyes with thyroid problems. You still produce the liquid but the quality of the tears (ie the amount of grease in them is of poor quality) Sometimes your eyes water to compensate. Try and get an eye lubricant from your Gp as this is quite common.