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Doctor insights on: Eye Mucus Fishing Syndrome

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Is it possible to have eye mucus?

Is it possible to have eye mucus?

Normal: There are cell mostly in the lining of the white of the (conjunctiva) that secret tears, and some secret mucous. Mucous is a normal component of the tear film of the eye, and is the closest component to the eye itself. Basically, it helps the liquid component of tears bound to the ocular surface. If there is a deficiency of liquid, or allergy, the mucous may clump or increase. ...Read more

Mucus (Definition)

Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more


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What can be done for constant eye mucus?

What can be done for constant eye mucus?

Dry eye treatment: Constant eye mucous can be due to a tear film imbalance that is usually referred to as dry eye syndrome. There are several possible treatments for this condition, but it is best to start with ocular lubricants or artificial tears. A complete eye examinaition is recommended to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What causes milky white mucus in both eyes?

What causes milky white mucus in both eyes?

Irritation: Any sort of irritation can cause it. Its our eyes way of self protection. ...Read more

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How much eye goo is too much eye goo (mucus)?

How much eye goo is too much eye goo (mucus)?

Eye goo: Too much eye goo may indicate an infection, especially if the eye is red and itchy. See an eye doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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What is this yellow mucus stuff in the corner of my eyes?

What is this yellow mucus stuff in the corner of my eyes?

Mucus: The usually light yellow substance that collects in the corners of the eyes is mucus. It's made by the membrane that surrounds your eye. It also has moisture and oil secretions associated with it. If your eyes are otherwise healthy feeling, then not to worry. If they are dry, scratchy, allergic etc, then your eye may make much more, or secrete purulent material that is copious and very sticky. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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My 18 month old has mucus in her eyes and they're crusted shut. Hat could cause this?

My 18 month old has mucus in her eyes and they're crusted shut. Hat could cause this?

See below: Her hat would not cause this. These symptoms are normally associated with a cold. As long as the white part of her eyes are not red, just clean her eyes with a warm wash cloth. ...Read more

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

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

Uncertain: And suggest there’s an irritation but I can’t be certain. I could be the soap or shampoo you may want to consider adjusting for those ...Read more

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My son is going to be 11 months old and he has green mucus coming from his eyes wat is that wat should I do?

My son is going to be 11 months old and he has green mucus coming from his eyes wat is that wat should I do?

Green Gunk...: In the context of a toddler with a cold this may be a conjunctivitis (eye infection) that is viral. Your description sounds more purulent and I'd have him examined by a doc. Does he have fever? Any contacts with red eye? Any cold contacts? Are the whites of his eyes white? Or pink? Does he seem to be "itchy" or scratching his eyes? The answers to these questions will help figure out therapy ...Read more

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What causes a red discharge/'mucus from the eye?

What causes a red discharge/'mucus from the eye?

Conjunctivitis: May be inflammation or infection. Try artificial tears and warm compresses 15 mon 3 times a day for the next few days. If not better or if you vision becomes affected please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Red mucus eye itching an watering lots of mucus?

Red mucus eye itching an watering lots of mucus?

Conjunctivitis: Sound like you have pink eye it could be viral or allergic. Try Orc slaw at eye drops and Claritin (loratadine) pill if not better see your doctor ...Read more

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What causes white mucus in eyes with a cold?

What causes white mucus in eyes with a cold?

Conjuctivitis: Usually, bacterial infections of the nasal cavity will involve the conjunctival membranes of the eyes/ lids and result in a purulent discharge. Topical antibiotics, irrigations, ointments can be advised by your local ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I have green mucus coming out of my eyes it's been doing it all day?

I have green mucus coming out of my eyes it's been doing it all day?

Eye discharge: Conjunctivitis, also known as pinkeye, is an inflammation of the conjunctiva. Pinkeye may caused by some bacteria and viruses or it could be a manifestation of seasonal allergies. Symptoms include redness in the white of the eye or inner eyelid, thick, yellow, green or white discharge from the eye. The treatment differs with the offending agent. ...Read more

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Both of my eyes are red and mucus is coming out eyes be stuck together?

Both of my eyes are red and mucus is coming out eyes be stuck together?

Virus? /cold soaks: May be caused by a virus. Try cold soaks, make sure to wash your hands well with soap/water to prevent spreading this. Get checked by an eye dr if persists more than a couple of days or if you're uncomfortable. ...Read more

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3 year old with mucus build up in eyes. 2 days of symptoms should I be concerned?

3 year old with mucus build up in eyes. 2 days of symptoms should I be concerned?

Conjunctivitis: Yes I would have this treated. This most likely conjunctivitis and usually caused by a virus. However, we use bacterial eye drops to prevent secondary bacterial infections. You need to get some eye drops as soon as possible and use in both eyes. Watch for problems breathing and fever in case this illness causes other illnesses to arise which is rare. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Why does my eyes discharge a mucus like when u first wake up but they do it all day.

Eye discharge: If this is a short term problem, you may have infectious conjunctivitis (viral or bacterial). If this is a longer term problem, you likely have blepharitis or allergies. If you have itching as a symptom, it is most likely allergy. All of these are treatable, but you should be seen by ophthalmologist or optometrist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Pinkish red color in mucus from eyes for the past three days, what could be the cause?

Infection: But more likely a viral one (pink eye?) which may be contagious. If problem persists for more than 7 days or gets worse, see eye doctor. In the meanwhile, try artificial tear drop to see if this may soothe your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have small bumps inside my eyes and I get mucus in them during the whole day specialy in the mornings what does that mean?

Allergy or infection: That could be allergies or an infection. If it has been like this for weeks then try zaditor (ketotifen) for allergies. Otc drops. See your doctor to make sure they are not infected. ...Read more

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Itchy eyes and mucus in eyes; any clues?

Probably allergy: If the primary symptom is itchiness, the problem is probably an environmental allergy like pollen, dust mites or animal dander. A white, stretchy-stringy discharge is common with allergies. If the primary symptom is a yellow or green discharge, it is probably an infection (conjunctivitis). In adults, these infections are usually caused by cold viruses and usually resolve on their own. ...Read more

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Home remedies for excessive eye mucus - honey?

Lubrication: Mucous accumulation in the eyes may be due to dry eyes. Try an artificial tear drop 3 or 4 time a day. Also, are you adequately hydrating? Check your liquid intake. ...Read more

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What is the cause of greenish mucus in the eye?

What is the cause of greenish mucus in the eye?

Conjunctivitis: Green discharge from the eye usually indicates a conjunctivitis, or eye infection. See your family doctor or ophthalmologist to confirm the diagnosis and provide a treatment plan. ...Read more

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My baby has mucus in his eye. What causes this?

My baby has mucus in his eye. What causes this?

Viral or bacterial: Usually the same germs (viruses or bacteria) that cause an upper respiratory tract infection (a cold), cause a pink eye. Sometimes young babies also have a blocked tear duct that presents as eye discharge- clear to mucoid. Please have you child see their doctor. ...Read more

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My Daughter is experiencing discharge or mucus in eyes.

My Daughter is experiencing discharge or mucus in eyes.

Age of daughter?: The first thing is to wash the eyelids thoroughly with 1/4 strength baby shampoo on a cotton ball. You can also apply warm or cool compresses, whichever is more comfortable. If there is any swelling and it does not go away with compresses, or much itching or discomfort then she may need medication. ...Read more

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What should I do if mucus is coming out from the eyes while blowing nose?

Don't blow so hard: You may be pushing nasal mucus up your nasolacrimal duct--this is the duct that drains tears from the eyes into the nose. It's possible to push things the other way, from the nose to the eye. Although you're probably not doing any permanent damage, it would be best to not blow so hard that you're pushing the nasal mucus from your nose to your eye. ...Read more

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I have mucus seeping from my eyes all the time and have tried eye ointments but it's still there.?

I have mucus seeping from my eyes all the time and have tried eye ointments but it's still there.?

Eye infection: Mucous from the eyes may be a sign of an eye infection that may require antibiotic treatment. A complete eye examination is required. ...Read more

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Its been a little over a year everyday I been having thick stringy mucus form in the bottom of my eye lids. Especially when there's animals around.

Allergies!: This is an allergic response. You can try moisture tear drops on a routine basis (one drop 4 times a day) and oral omega 3's. ...Read more

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I slept in my contacts and woke up with both eyes red and swollen. They don't itch but they feel heavy to open and have alil mucus coming out of them.

I slept in my contacts and woke up with both eyes red and swollen. They don't itch but they feel heavy to open and have alil mucus coming out of them.

CTL Over wear: Sleeping in contact lenses that are not designed for this will potentially result in significant ocular surface irritation, possible infection, scaring, pain, and loss of vision. First thing you shoul do is remove the contacts, use gentle artificial tears like refresh tears. If you have significant discomfort, photosensitivity, or decreased vision after discontinuing the contacts, u should see doc. ...Read more