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A 38-year-old member asked:

help please. when i wake up its hard to open my eyes cause these this mucus around them, why?

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Dr. Norman Meyer
Ophthalmology 51 years experience
Dry eyes: Your eyes try to heal dryness damage while you sleep. Use artificial tear drops in the evening and before bed. Not all drops are created equal. Talk to your ophthalmologist. Avoid benzalkonium chloride preservative! your pharmacist might help.

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I get mucus in my eyes constantly when visiting hospitals, why?

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Depends : Your description could be due to an allergy in the air or dry eye due to low humidity and air currents in the hospital. Try using artificial tears when you have the issue and see if this helps.
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Why do I get mucus in my eyes upon waking up?

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A 37-year-old male asked:

After having a hot bath, my eyes get full of mucus, is this something to worry about?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
No! : Except allergies!

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