A 48-year-old member asked:
why do i always wake up with crusty eyes in the mornings?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Richard Bensinger answered
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 during sleep. If you do not have visual changes, pain, redness or swelling, then this is the likely reason. You might try applying otc eye ointment in each eye just before sleep.
Answered on Jul 29, 2019
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