A 52-year-old female asked:
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some mornings when i first wake, i can not open my right eye. this has been going on for over a year. i've had the left only a couple times.

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Dr. Morton Levitt
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Can't Open Eye: So-called "dry eye" is the most logical explanation. As long as you don't experience this at others tomes of the day, i wouldn't worry about any neurological conditions. Ophthalmologist recommend applying hot wash clothes to the eyelids upon waking, applying lubricant drops, such as systane regularly, and taking fish oil supplements which help tear duct health.
Answered on Oct 22, 2013
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Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
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Sleep on right side?: If has been going on for over 1 year cannot be an acute infection. Might be related to the position and having the right side down might cause the swelling.
Answered on Mar 14, 2013
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