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Why are my eyes having eye crust when I wake up in the morning

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anita Breckenridge
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Blepharitis, allergy: Blepahritis--crusting of lashes esp in am, redness, burning, tearing, light sensitivity. Assoc. W/ blocked oil glands &/or dandruff of lashes. Treat... Read More

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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
Infection suspected: You may have an infection like conjunctivitis. You can have your physician evaluate you or see an ophthalmologist
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Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 45 years experience
There : There is probably no way for the nurse to be sure of the diagnosis. This could be anything from an allergic conjunctivitis to something bacterial. I... Read More
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
There : There are many problems that can cause your symptoms, as the other docs mentioned. Allergy is a little less likely, because it usually affects both ey... Read More
Dr. John Kim
Dr. John Kimanswered
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Crusting : Crusting is a sign that your eye is trying to heal. It can be from an infection, debris or allergan in the eye. It is not possible to diagnose witho... Read More
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Puffy Eyes: Puffy or swollen eyes can be caused by fluid retention, stress, allergies, hormone changes, and other factors. Other times we get puffy eyes after s... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
LASIK Surgery 30 years experience
See your Eye Doctor: Burning in the morning can be related to a number of issues occurring when you sleep, such as the eyes drifting open or contact with the pillow. Howev... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Try some easy steps: Your description suggests that you are not getting adequate sleep at night. First, try and get 7-8 hours of sleep at night. Secondly, when you first... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Eye dryness: The eyes secrete 1/2 the normal level of tears at night and if your tear flow is lower to begin with, then waking up can be accompanied by a sticky or... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matheson Harris
Ophthalmology 16 years experience
Mostly mucus: Your tears are made of mucus, water and oil. At night, the mucus can build up and stick to your eyelids and lashes. Eye allergies or irritation can i... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Mattering: This is just dried secretions from the eyes that flow to the outside, become dried and crusted and you can visibly see it. A warm face cloth or a sho... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 25 years experience
See below: Warm compress to remove the stuck mucous and depending on how long this has been occurring will help determine when you need to see a doc. If it just... Read More

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