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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Allergies!: This is an allergic response. You can try moisture tear drops on a routine basis (one drop 4 times a day) and oral omega 3's.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
30 years experience Addiction Medicine
Iriritation: Stringy mucus is due to irritation causing dryness. Treatment includes initially artificial tear ( more viscous type like systane ultra), then have ... Read More
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Dr. Brian Wnorowski
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Use lubricating drop: Use lubricating drops or artificial tears. Keep your hands away from your eyes. Try to blink a lot to help push the mucous down the normal tear drain ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Allergies or blepharitis: Allergies cause mucous & tearing. Over-the-counter allergy medicine & eyedrops help relieve it. Zaditor (ketotifen) is a good eyedrop. Blepharitis als ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Possible infection : As a care provider at a nursing home, you're exposed to possible sources of infection. An acute discharge with red conjunctiva is likely conjunctiviti ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Chandler
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Normal: There are cell mostly in the lining of the white of the (conjunctiva) that secret tears, and some secret mucous. Mucous is a normal component of the t ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Gillespie
41 years experience Ophthalmology
Eye mattering : Mucous secretions might be from an obstruction to tear drainage, midwest to severe dry eyes, allergic eye conditions, foreign body etc. An eye exam c ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
28 years experience Ophthalmology
Irritation: Any sort of irritation can cause it. Its our eyes way of self protection.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
no defined limit: The eye will collect mucus when it is dry or has certain illnesses. This can be annoying and may block vision. If you have enough that you are const ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edwin Schuller
45 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly infection: Possibly an infectious discharge.
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