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What is the name of the liquid that comes out of the eye every morning immediately after waking up?

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Rheum: Rheum, "sleep" or "eye goobers", is the thin mucous or eye crusts that deposit in the corners of the eyes during sleep. It varies depending on the various living exposures one has, ie., allergies, dry eye states.

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