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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 28 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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Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 46 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
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Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 32 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
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Dr. John Kimanswered
Ophthalmology 23 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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
LASIK Surgery 31 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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 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
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Dry eye: Can occur upon awakening (but usually worse as day goes on). Blepharitis can cause sticking in the am- try scrubbing your lashes with a cotton ball a... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Eye doctor can check: Eye irritation can be from allergies to pollens and other allergens (sometimes to make-up). Some people have blepharitis, an infection of the edge of ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Collins
Prosthodontics 25 years experience
Sleep question: You really need to see a sleep physician and have a sleep test, also a blood work-up to test your thyroid and other health.
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
They may be: Slightly open when you sleep. Use a lubricant, like refresh pm, at bedtime.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yun Tran
Dr. Yun Trananswered
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Depends: are you also having itching and sneezing? it could be allergies, in which case, you can try zyrtec (cetirizine) and flonase over the counter. See a do... Read More
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