• Question: How does Water Come Out of are Eyes When We Cry?

    Asked by issi2001 to Anil, Blanka, Cees, Emma, Mike on 2 Jul 2012. This question was also asked by jacob983.
    • Photo: Blanka Sengerova

      Blanka Sengerova answered on 2 Jul 2012:

      Tears are basically made of a mucus (liquid) that is made by the cells (goblet cells) that line a sac (bag) behind the eyes called the lacrimal sac. This is connected to the eyes through a tear duct and the production of the mucus (tears) is stimulated by strong emotions or irritation of the eye.

      Does that help?

    • Photo: Emma Trantham

      Emma Trantham answered on 2 Jul 2012:

      The tear duct also runs to your nose which is why you get a runny nose when you cry.