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Eye Mucus Fishing Syndrome
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
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
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
Possibly infection: Possibly an infectious discharge.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
Allergies: Most likely allergies. Try cool compresses. See pediatrician if gets worse or persists. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I have mucus seeping from my eyes all the time and have tried eye ointments but it's still there.?
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
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