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A 48-year-old member asked:

Why do i always wake up with crusty eyes in the mornings?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
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.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Why do I wake up with crusty eyes?

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Dr. Randall Wong
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Simple Solution: The common causes all stem from some type of irritation to the eye; dryness and allergy are probably the most common. Certain infections, too, could cause a fair amount of discharge that crusts by morning. If this is chronic, consider dryness, allergy or blepharitis (chronic inflammation of the eyelids).
Last updated Jul 29, 2019


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