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Have open angle glaucoma in 1 eye & use travatan. The iris of the treated eye looks like it has a white film over it. Is it from glaucoma or the drop?

Have open angle glaucoma in 1 eye & use travatan. The iris of the treated eye looks like it has a white film over it. Is it from glaucoma or the drop?

Glaucoma: Will not cause a white film over your eye if it is well controlled. Travatan is a fairly thick eye drop and may cause the sensation you're noticing. If this is causing blurred vision or eye irritation, ask your eye doctor to try one of the other glaucoma medications. ...Read more

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It feels like my eye has a greasy film , pressure on Apple of my cheek but eye looks normal... what could it be ?

It feels like my eye has a greasy film , pressure on Apple of my cheek but eye looks normal... what could it be ?

Without looking at U: I can't say anything for certain, but you likely have a condition affecting the tear film in your eye. Infection of the eye (pink eye), tear duct blockage, foreign body or sinusitis. Normal tears have 3 components, aqueous, lipid layer and proteins including immunoglobulin A, which protects from infection. The lipid layer holds the water and protein in. A doc with an ophthalmoscope can answer this ...Read more

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What will cause the white of your eye to get a yellow film the corner of the eye has a patch of yellow on the white part of the eye it looks like you could wipe it away but you cant

What will cause the white of your eye to get a yellow film the corner of the eye has a patch of yellow on the white part of the eye it looks like you could wipe it away but you cant

This : This is mostly likely a pinqueculum which can occur because of dryness or the effect of uv light from the sun. It is not a reason for concern, but wearing uv protective sunglasses and using tears four times a day should prevent it from worsening. ...Read more

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White mucus like film over white of eye. Not painful. Almost like gel quality and feels like I have an eyelash in my eye. Was itchy at first.

White mucus like film over white of eye. Not painful. Almost like gel quality and feels like I have an eyelash in my eye. Was itchy at first.

Rinse/clean: I suggest clean off any eye discharge using a Q-Tip dipped in a solution of 70% warm water and 30% Baby shampoo or soap. If the discharge continues you may need medical therapy. ...Read more

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My eye just started bleeding for about 5 minutes then a film came off of it. Now feels like there is sand in it ?

My eye just started bleeding for about 5 minutes then a film came off of it.  Now feels like there is sand in it ?

See eye MD: Bleeding from your eye is not normal, nor is the film peeling off. See your eye MD right away. You may try artificial tears to soothe that sandy feeling until you get to the eye doctor for a proper diagnosis in person. ...Read more

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What causes an eye disorder where a film develops daily?

What causes an eye disorder where a film develops daily?

Film: A film over your eyes is likely due to irritation of the eye's surface which can be due to numerous issues. The most common cause of this is dry eye. I would recommend trying over-the-counter artificial tears and if it does not resolve, you should see an eye doctor for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Visible clear film in outer corner of one eye that can be felt & accompanied by excess amount of green "eyeboogers". Do not wear contacts?

Visible clear film in outer corner of one eye that can be felt & accompanied by excess amount of green "eyeboogers". Do not wear contacts?

Typical of bacterial: infection in the lacrimal fluid (over surface of sclera & cornea) which is secreted (obtained from blood plasma) by the lacrimal gland over each eye. With irritation, more white blood cells are also secreted into this fluid. When white blood cells eat/ingest bacteria they also produce green enzymes as part of attacking/digesting the ingested bacteria, thus the green color. Deal with the infection. ...Read more

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What is this yellow layer of film over my eye?

What is this yellow layer of film over my eye?

Conjunctiva: Everyone's eyes are covered Buy a thin skin called conjunctiva. And in some people it is slightly yellow in color. The central part of your eye which looks either Brown blue or green does not have this covering. ...Read more

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