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why are my eyes having eye crust when i wake up in the morning

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anita Breckenridge
26 years experience Ophthalmology
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 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
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
44 years experience Ophthalmology
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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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. David Wyatt
25 years experience Family Medicine
Blurry AM eyes: Could be dryness, allergies r normal!
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
32 years experience Ophthalmology
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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Probably dry: The most common reason for eyes to be crusty and full of debris in the mornings only is dryness which is exaggerated at night when the tear flow drops ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randall Wong
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Don't Know: Could be dryness (not everyone closes his/her eyes completely). Do you sleep with contact lenses? If this persists, make sure to see your eye ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Your body's fluids: are pulled down into the legs by gravity Durring the day because you r upright.When we lie down to sleep,after several hours ,this fluid is then more ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yun Tran
Dr. Yun Tran answered
15 years experience Family Medicine
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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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
60 years experience Ophthalmology
Morning red eye: This is usually related to changes in tear secretion and the appropriate therapy can alleviate this, .
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Oh
Dr. Chris Oh answered
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Blepharitis: Inflammation of glands can cause such symptoms. Use warm compress to wipe and scrub the affected eyelids daily. In severe cases you may need antibioti ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olivia Liao
30 years experience Ophthalmology
although usually not: Positional. This could be dry eye, which leads to reflex watering. If a 2-3 week trial of warm compresses to the lids does not help, get checked with ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Alleries: Sounds like some type of allergic response especially with the dark rings under the eyes which usually is associated with sinus congestion and engorge ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Darab Hormozi
37 years experience Plastic Surgery
Water retention: Most commun cause of puffy eyelids in the morning that subsides throughout the day is water retention and sleeping facedown. By raising your head with ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: This sounds like blepharitis with some dry eyes as well. Make an appointment with an ophthalmologist for diagnosis and management.
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A female asked:
Dr. Aaron Cohn
15 years experience Ophthalmology
Unlikely infection: This is a classic presentation of blepharitis and can be treated with simple home remedies 85% of the time - warm compresses for 5-10min 2x a day foll ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Perozek
22 years experience Ophthalmology
See eye doc: Get baby shampoo and put one drop on your cupped hand and dilute with water. Take your other hand's index finger and stir it around and wipe your lid ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Allergies?: Swollen eyelids can be due to allergies. Have you changed soaps, lotions, room sprays or candles, detergents or fabric softeners? Is the swelling in ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Pink eye: Nasal congestion can cause watery eyes because the tears have a problem draining into the nose. An eye irritation, allergy or corneal abrasion can cau ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Diaz
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Allergy to dust mite which is present in your mattress and pillows can be the culprit behind allergic eye swelling when you wake up in the morning. P ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Blepharitis MGD: White bumps on my upper eyelid are often due to the meibomian glands being clogged (such as an early sty) often due to the normal bacteria of our bod ... Read More
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A 28-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

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