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Springfield, MO
A 19-year-old female asked:

I get stringy clear/yellow eye mucus. blurs over my pupil when i blink & hurts, so i remove daily w/ a cotton swab. how to get rid of permanently?

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Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Allergies or blepharitis: Allergies cause mucous & tearing. Over-the-counter allergy medicine & eyedrops help relieve it. Zaditor (ketotifen) is a good eyedrop. Blepharitis also causes this. It's a minor infection of the eyelids. Crusting & tearing is common. Warm compress with daily baby shampoo washing of the eyelids helps relieve this. Severe cases are placed on antibiotics by your doctor.
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Last updated Dec 23, 2015


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