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Doctor insights on: Eyes Matted Shut In The Morning

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What makes my eyes red and crusted shut in the morning?

What makes my eyes red and crusted shut in the morning?

Blepharitis, allergy: Most commonly, this would be blepharitis (chronic inflammation of the eyelids). The mainstays of treatment are daily hot compresses to the eyelids coupled with careful, gentle eyelid/eyelash washing with dilute baby shampoo or a commercial wipe like ocusoft. If your vision is affected, symptoms are worsening or don't respond to the above, see your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Eyes crusted shut in the morning the past couple of days. Do I need eyedrops?

Eyes crusted shut in the morning the past couple of days. Do I need eyedrops?

Depends: It depends on the cause of the crustiness and depends on what you mean by eyedrops. Just about everything we use in ophthalmology is eyedrops: antibiotics, allergy med, glaucoma med, steroid, nonsteroidal, etc. If you mean artificial tears, then yes, you could try it, and if the cause was dry eyes, it would help. Best thing though, is to see your eye doctor. ...Read more

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This morning I'm seeing a " lighted corona" image in my left eye. When I shut my eyes it's still there. Should I be concerned? Is it a warning of so

This morning I'm seeing a " lighted corona" image in my left eye. When I shut my eyes it's still there. Should I be concerned? Is it a warning of so

A warning sign?: A flashing light or curtain in your field of vision raises the concern of a retinal detachment. That should be ruled out promptly. Please give your ophthalmologist a call will be checked at the emergency room. Good luck! ...Read more

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My 15 week old baby has somthing white coming out of her eyes daily and in the morning its all packed on here lashes n the eye is shut and swollen.

My 15 week old baby has somthing white coming out of her eyes daily and in the morning its all packed on here lashes n the eye is shut and swollen.

Infection: This sounds like infection. If it has been happening since birth, she may have blockage of the ducts that run between the nose and the corner of the eye. Check with her doctor for an exact diagnosis including cultures and ongoing management. All the best. ...Read more

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What is one way to prevent my eye being glued shut in the morning?

What is one way to prevent my eye being glued shut in the morning?

Warm compresses: The warm compress routine of hot towels over eyes in the am & pm will help. I'll post on this later today as I have a good handout to share. It is due to the usual bacteria on our bodies that clog up the meibomian glands. Onhttp://eyedoc2020.Blogspot. Com/. ...Read more

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Lash curled into the corner of my eye and my eye was hurting and irritated I got it out but next morning my was matted shut should I get it looked at?

Lash curled into the corner of my eye and my eye was hurting and irritated I got it out but next morning my was matted shut should I get it looked at?

Might be infected: Inturned eyelashes can cause an amazing amount of irritation, but it is possible that an infection set in even in spite of getting the eyelash out. You can try using a warm compress over the closed eye and gently cleaning to see if that clears away any residual debris. OTC artificial tears might also help. If the symptoms persist, you might need an antibiotic eye drop or ointment to use. ...Read more

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My eye is hurting and really red in the white part and was crusted shut this morning what could be wrong?

My eye is hurting and really red in the white part and was crusted shut this morning what could be wrong?

Infection?: You may have an infection. See you doc. He/she can determine what it is and help you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I've gotten a small pain in my eye for a week or so now, but I woke up this morning and it's swollen shut, puffy, and red. Is it a stye?

I've gotten a small pain in my eye for a week or so now, but I woke up this morning and it's swollen shut, puffy, and red. Is it a stye?

Possibly: Your symptoms could be due to a stye. But a corneal abrasion, corneal ulcer, or foreign body (embedded foreign material) can also cause similar symptoms. The best course is to see an eye doctor immediately for a diagnosis and to start treatment. ...Read more

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Pain in back of eyes in morning?

Pain in back of eyes in morning?

Decongestant: Most pain in or around an eye is from sinusitis or headache. Pain reliever and decongestant should relieve it. If not, or if it is getting worse, go see your doctor. It could also be due to an eye problem such an inflammation in (called uveitis) or around the eye. You need to see an eye doctor to really rule this out. ...Read more

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How come early morning light hurts my eyes?

How come early morning light hurts my eyes?

Dilated pupils: Youi have been asleep and the pupils are dilated. When you awaken, large amounts of light enter the eye and the eye reacts to close down the size of the pupils. There may be spasm of the muscles doing this and thus pain. This is just like having your eyes dilated at the doctors office and going out in the bright light. It is a protective mechanism we have. ...Read more

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Feeling of "heavy eyes" min-morning...Causes?

Feeling of "heavy eyes" min-morning...Causes?

Heavy eyes: Many possibilities. May be sleep deprivation, or eye strain. Could be dietary blood sugar drops, or medication side effects etc. Could be work related e.g. Computer screen eye irritation etc. ...Read more

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I have swealling in eyes in morning. Please suggest a remeady?

I have swealling in eyes in morning. Please suggest a remeady?

Swelling of eyelids: Swelling of eyelids can be due to: blocked meibomian glands, blepharitis, allergy among other things. Use warm compresses at night time with diluted baby shampoo scrubs to help relieve. See eyedoc2020.Blogspot. Com for more info. ...Read more

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My eyes seems uneven every morning. What should be the problem?

What do you mean?: If one eye seems smaller than the other, it is because one of your eyelids is drooping and not opening as quickly as the other. If you mean they are looking in opposite directions, you need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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What is the weird gunk on your eyes when you wake up in the morning?

What is the weird gunk on your eyes when you wake up in the morning?

Mostly mucus: Your tears are made of mucus, water and oil. At night, the mucus can build up and stick to your eyelids and lashes. Eye allergies or irritation can increase the mucus production. ...Read more

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What can cause this dry whitish stuff around my eyes in the morning?

What can cause this dry whitish stuff around my eyes in the morning?

Demodex blepharitis: Often crusty eyes in the morning are due to blepharitis; which can be due to staphlococcus bacteria &/or demodex mites. See "lid hygiene" at eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com for more info. ...Read more

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Do you think I should I pick the "crust" out of my eyes on the morning?

Do you think I should I pick the "crust" out of my eyes on the morning?

Heat, age, hygiene: It is most likely dried tears and discharge from blepharitis-gets worse when its hotter, poor lid hygiene and aging. Regular lid hygiene with occaisional topical antibiotics controls it. Warm compress with lid scrubs. Bad cases or rosacea (see your doctor for this diagnosis) are often given systemic antibiotics (pills you take by mouth) in addition to topical. Its never cured-its controlled! ...Read more

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In the morning when I wake up, my eyes are kind of blurry; but ok after an hr?

Probably dry: The most common reason for eyes to be blurry in the mornings only is dryness which is exaggerated at night when the tear flow drops during sleep. If you do not have visual changes, pain, redness or swelling, then this is the likely reason. You might try applying otc eye ointment in each eye just before sleep. ...Read more