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Eyes Matted 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
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
My son as a yellow greenish stud in he's eyes it's so bad it is causing he's eyes to be glued shut every morning, what is it?
Probably a Sty.: This is probably a sty which is an infection of the eye lid. Antibiotics are required. See your doctor for help. ...Read more
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
My daughter eyes are watery have sticky green puss like stuff coming out and this morning they were swollen shut she could not open them this morning she has had it for a couple of days but today is real bad
Question?: If the question is should she be seen? Answer is yes. If question is what is it? Answer is possibly bacterial conjunctiviis. ...Read more
Wipe it away: Removal of the material with a clean moistened cloth will usually fix this problem. ...Read more
My 19 month old has watery eyes and green sticky booogers in them this morning they were swollen shut she could not open them she doesn't seem extra cranky about it she has had it before and it cleared up her sister also had it and it cleared up but thi
My 19 month old has watery eyes and green sticky booogers in them this morning they were swollen shut she could not open them she doesn't seem extra cranky about it she has had it before and it cleared up her sister also had it and it cleared up but this
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
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
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
My left eye is blurry with and without glasses and contacts. This morning I woke up and my eye was matted shut and pink. The pink color went away.?
Woke up this morning with yellowish white crust that glued my eye shut. Just getting over a bad cold. Should I be concerned?
I got a bug bite last night and this morning my eye was half shut. There's really no redness or irritation, no pain at all do I need to see a dr.?
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?
My right eye is draining fluid from the inside corner and is crusting it shut when I wake up in the morning. The skin on my nose. Same side. Feels raw?
Iam at the beach and woke up this morning with my right eye swollen all most shut, should I go to a doctor I am in good heath?
See your eye doctor: Yes, you should see an eye md to ensure that you don't have a more serious problem. ...Read more
I cut where my eyelid meets my eye last night, it didn't bleed at all, it's a very small laceration. Waking up this morning my eye was swollen almost shut and very red. Some swelling has gone down but it burns and waters a lot do I need A doctor?
You may have a: Deeper injury than you realize. It would be important for your long term visual care to be evaluated as soon as possible. Go today. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
?? Allergy: Change your pillow and bedding. You might be allergic to these. ...Read more
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