A 36-year-old member asked:
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why do i wake up with crusty eyes?

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Dr. Randall Wong
32 years experience Ophthalmology
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).
Answered on Jan 29, 2014
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