A 22-year-old female asked:
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rt eye is having yellow, stringy mucus.not discharge, but can pick it out.red conj. & lower skin lid, tender.1st day @ nurs home as cna student.cause?

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience Ophthalmology
Possible infection : As a care provider at a nursing home, you're exposed to possible sources of infection. An acute discharge with red conjunctiva is likely conjunctivitis. If your eyelid is red & sore, there could be a sty developing. I recommend not exposing this to anyone, including your other eye. Perform meticulous eyelid cleaning, trial artificial tears 4 comfort. Naphcon A™ can ease congestion. If worse, C MD.
Answered on Oct 24, 2015

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