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I had cataract surgery 8 weeks ago without complications, but now I have a yellow discharge in my eye.

I had cataract surgery 8 weeks ago without complications, but now I have a yellow discharge in my eye.

Let eyeMD know: Discharge after Cataract Surgery (CS) is common: due to normal bacteria on eyelid margin, meibomian glands changes, blepharitis or rosacea, sx can last couple days-wks. Use lid hygiene routine, diluted tea tree oil, artificial tears for relief; call eyeMD for rx for antibiotic if no improvement or worsening symptoms or vision; more info: eyedoc2020.blogspot. Com ...Read more

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Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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What causes eye discharge?

What causes eye discharge?

Multiple causes: It can be 2/2 viral or bacterial infection, inflammation, allergy, plugged tear duct, foreign body in the eye, and very dry eyes. The bacterial infection tend to have very thick yellow- green or green discharge. ...Read more

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Is it normal for eye discharge to stink?

Is it normal for eye discharge to stink?

No: Eye discharge should not smell bad. It may represent a bacterial infection and you should call your doctor for advice ...Read more

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What should I do when I have eye discharge?

What should I do when I have eye discharge?

Don't worry: Eye discharge can be due to many etiologies. The most serious kind are due to bacterial conjunctivitis. Typical discharge can be treated with hot compress twice a day, baby shampoo and ointment therapy. As always i'd suggest getting it checked out. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about bloody eye discharge?

Should I be worried about bloody eye discharge?

See your doctor: Bloody discharge from the eye is unusual. It needs to be evaluated by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of discolored eye discharge?

What can be the cause of discolored eye discharge?

Usually: One of 3 causes; bacterial or viral infection or allergies. Sometimes difficult to distinguish between the 3 causes, but viral conjunctivitis is usually occompainied by cold-like symptoms and allergic may be occompainied by other allergic symptoms like runny nose and sneezing. Bacterial usually has heavy drainage causing eye to be matted shut. If you have a painful red eye, see your doc urgently. ...Read more

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Why did I get blue eye discharge? Is this worrying?

Why did I get blue eye discharge? Is this worrying?

Blue discharge?: This would definitely be strange and is worth having your eye doctor look at and examine your eyes. ...Read more

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Why does my eye discharge look cloudy when I wake up?

Mucus: The eye normally produces tears and other materials to keep it healthy. It is not uncommon to have secretions in the corners of your eyes sometimes. Seek out an eye doctor to make sure it is not something more serious. Have a great day! ...Read more

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Eye discharge, crust and watery eye?

Eye discharge, crust and watery eye?

Several possibilitie: If the vision is not changed and there is no pain or frank pus, then you might just have blepharitis - a dandruff like condition of the lids which can have the symptoms above. If the eye is red you might have conjunctivitis. See your ophthalmologist to sort this out. ...Read more

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'my 6 month old is having eye discharge?

'my 6 month old is having eye discharge?

Eye discharge: Your baby may have an eye infection or he may have a plugged tear duct. Have your pediatrician or an eye doctor check him. ...Read more

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My eye discharge smells like gunk? What happened?

My eye discharge smells like gunk? What happened?

Possibly infection: Better have a eye examination by an Eye MD to diagnose the problem. You may need treatment. Eyes do not normally smell (they see) and discharges ordinarily have no odor, unless bacterial or fungal (or retained foreign body) infection is present. ...Read more

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What can cause weird eye discharge and irritation?

Lots of reasons: It may be an eye infection like conjunctivitis. You need to see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Why is there a clear liquid on my eye classes from eye discharge?

Why is there a clear liquid on my eye classes from eye discharge?

Condensation?: Your eyes produce tear which is a clear liquid. When your lenses are pressed up close (leaning head on pillow/couch with glasses on?) to the eye, the vapor from your eye can condensate on the lenses and may appear a bit wet. This happens more often if you have watery eyes--when someone cries, his/her glasses often get foggy. Hope this explains your case. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What's wrong with my eyes if I get some mild pain off and on, with no eye discharge?

What's wrong with my eyes if I get some mild pain off and on, with no eye discharge?

Not sure: Depending on exam and how long the pain lasts. Most likely dry eyes, but possibly recurrent corneal erosion, allergies, etc. ...Read more

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What can I take to prevent eye discharge? I often have eye discharge all the time and I was wondering if I can do at home remedies to help it. Thanks!

What can I take to prevent eye discharge? I often have eye discharge all the time and I was wondering if I can do at home remedies to help it. Thanks!

Eyewash: For watery eye discharge, caused by environmental irritants, mild viral infections, trauma and allergies, frequent irrigation with refrigerator-cooled eyewash or collyrium helps. Avoid rubbing your eyes as this always makes it worse. Dry your eyes with a Kleenex or eye pad. If it doesn't respond in a few days (less than or equal to 4), see your eye doctor. The very best of wishes! ...Read more

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I have eye discharge how do I get rid of it?

I have eye discharge how do I get rid of it?

Eye discharge: See an ophthalmologist for an accurate diagnosis, typically this is either infectious of allergic. ...Read more

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Cataracts (Definition)

Occurs whent here is a clouding (or change in protein composition) of the normally clear lens (which is located behind the pupil and iris) inside the eye. Cataracts are most commonly due to aging, but can be congenital (born with it), due to trauma or uveitis (eye inflammation). Can be worsened by long-term topical steroid ...Read more


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