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Dr. Peter Ihle Dr. Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery
50 years in practice
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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What is the best treatment for crusty eyes?

What is the best treatment for crusty eyes?

Get diagnosis: See ur pcp and be sure there is no serious cause or infection. If cleared, wash with baby shampoo wash cloth and water as often as u need.

Dr. Valerie Garden
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Crusting Of Eyelids (Definition)

Crusting of the eyelids are usually called blepharitis. This is usually an infection of the eyelids that cause the lids to be thickened and red with debris on the eyelashes. Lid scrubs and warm compressed are used to help resolve this issue. At times you may also need an antibiotic ...Read more


Dr. Avi Bitton Dr. Bitton
Ophthalmology
38 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Are there any home remedies for crusty eyes?

Are there any home remedies for crusty eyes?

Yes - soaks: Warm (not hot) compresses to the eyes at bedtime are a good idea. Keep rewarming as the compress cools. About 5-10 minutes per session to start. If no relief after a few days an eye exam is advisable.

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers Dr. Cremers
Ophthalmology
21 years in practice
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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What is the definition or description of: Crusty eyes in morning?

What is the definition or description of: Crusty eyes in 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.

Dr. Richard Wieder Dr. Wieder
Ophthalmology
31 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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How do you treat crusty eyes in the morning? Sometimes it's so bad that I can't even open my eyes.

Blepharitis: Your symptoms sound typical of blepharitis, or granulated eyelids. This is caused by inflammation of the eyelid margins where the lashes come out. In order to help improve your symptoms, you should start a treatment regimen at bedtime. This includes cleaning your lashes with a gentle cleansing pad such as ocusoft. Then you would benefit from an antibiotic ointment or gel from your eye doctor.

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Dr. Jeffrey Paul Dr. Paul
Ophthalmology
35 years in practice
Albany Medical College
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What can I do to stop itchy, crusty eyes in the morning?

Warm water rinses: This symptom is most often caused by blepharitis, a very common chronic inflammation of the eyelids, of usually uknown cause. Could also be "allergies". Try rinsing your eyes several times a day with warm water, i.e. In front of a sink, or in the shower. If the symptoms persist, see an eye md (ophthalmologist) for diagnosis and treatment advice.

Dr. Gutti Rao Dr. Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
42 years in practice
Dr M.G.R. Medical University, Madras, Christian Medical College
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Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Why do I always wake up with crusty eyes in the mornings?

Why do I always wake up with crusty eyes in the mornings?

Probably dry: The most common reason for eyes to be crusty and full of debris 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.

Dr. Melissa Gowans Dr. Gowans
Pediatrics
17 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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Very sore throat for 2 weeks with green mucus. Now the last 3 mornings I have been waking up with crusty eyes. Have taken cold & flu tablets no better?

Very sore throat for 2 weeks with green mucus. Now the last 3 mornings I have been waking up with crusty eyes. Have taken cold & flu tablets no better?

Sinusitis?: Sounds like you may have a sinus infection. Regardless sore throat and green mucus for 2 weeks deserves a trip to the doctor. I suspect you are going to need antibiotics. Good luck.

Dr. Harold Peltan Dr. Peltan
Ophthalmology
24 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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How often does a derma filler treatment need to be done, to diminish the look of my sunken eyes? I have tried many home remedies to help minimize the look of my sunken eyes, but nothing has helped. I am considering using a derma fill to make them look bet

How often does a derma filler treatment need to be done, to diminish the look of my sunken eyes? I have tried many home remedies to help minimize the look of my sunken eyes, but nothing has helped. I am considering using a derma fill to make them look bet

Prob 6 to 12 months: It depends on which filler is used and how your body reacts to it. Restylane (dermal fillers) hyaluronic acid gel is a degradable product most closely resembling natural skin tissue. Restylane (dermal fillers) injected properly under the eye typically lasts longer than it does in other areas, up to 12 months. Individual biological response may vary.

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook Dr. Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics
37 years in practice
UCLA School of Medicine
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My 6 month baby woke up today morning with an eye allergy... he is getting tears f on his left eye and its swollen. Please advice on home remedy.

My 6 month baby woke up today morning with an eye allergy... he is getting tears f on his left eye and its swollen. Please advice on home remedy.

Should be seen: Swelling of the eye can be a periorbital infection, less likely is eye allergy. Especially with only one eye involved and with swelling as you describe. If the area around the eye is red, hot or becoming more swollen you need immediate medical attention for your baby.

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Dr. Randall Wong Dr. Wong
Ophthalmology
29 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Why do I wake up with crusty eyes?

Why do I wake up with crusty eyes?

Simple Solution: The common causes all stem from some type of irritation to the eye; dryness and allergy are probably the most common. Certain infections, too, could cause a fair amount of discharge that crusts by morning. If this is chronic, consider dryness, allergy or blepharitis (chronic inflammation of the eyelids).

Aaron Stupple Dr. Stupple
General Practice
5 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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I have crusty eyes. What's parinaud's? "

I have crusty eyes. What's parinaud's? "

Unrelated to crusts: Parinaud's syndrome is a number of symptoms associated with damage to a particular brain region that controls eye movements. These primarily include difficulty looking upward, a constant downward gaze, inability to coordinate eyes, and pupil malfunction. Parinaud's is caused by brain injury; increased pressure inside the head, stroke, or tumor. All are unrelated to conditions of the eye itself.

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Dr. Jay Bradley Dr. Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
14 years in practice
Texas Tech University School of Medicine
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What causes crusty eyes and rolling back?

What causes crusty eyes and rolling back?

Crusty rolling eyes: Crusting is a non-specific sign of eye irritation. It can be seen in dry eye, blepharitis, viral/bacterial conjunctivitis, and many other issues. This is usually not associated with the eyes rolling back so I would recommend seeing an eye doctor for a complete evaluation.

Dr. Beth Friedland Dr. Friedland
Ophthalmology
38 years in practice
Florida International University College of Medicine
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What do you recommend for dry, crusty eyes?

What do you recommend for dry, crusty eyes?

Lubricant, saline: You may have the beginnings of an infection, or it may just be dry eyes with a tear imbalance. Try night time lubricant ointment otc first, then see your eyemd if not better soon.

Dr. Beth Friedland Dr. Friedland
Ophthalmology
38 years in practice
Florida International University College of Medicine
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Why do I have crusty eyes today? Was fine yesterday.

Why do I have crusty eyes today? Was fine yesterday.

Could be infected: You need to see an eyemd today if you have a new worsening eye irritation. There are serious eye infections out there that present with crusty eyes.

Dr. Jeffrey Davis Dr. Davis
Ophthalmology
12 years in practice
Florida International University College of Medicine
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I get crusty eyes whenever I get sick. Is this normal?

I get crusty eyes whenever I get sick. Is this normal?

Yes: The virus that causes colds can also affect your eyes because your eyes are covered by mucousal tissue like your throat. This can cause the crusting. If it persists, see your doctor.

Dr. Marsha Davis Dr. Davis
Internal Medicine
24 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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I have crusty eyes. What's parinaud's syndrome vs parinaud oculoglandular syndrome?

I have crusty eyes. What's parinaud's syndrome vs parinaud oculoglandular syndrome?

Eye vs brain problem: Crusty eyes is usually infection or allergy. Parinsud syndrome is associated with infection and a swollen gland. Parinauds disease is a pupil problem that originates from the brain.

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Dr. Ari Weitzner Dr. Weitzner
Ophthalmology
29 years in practice
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
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Why do I wake up with crusty eyes, glued shut, after I wear my day and night contacts?

Gpc?: Could be giant papillary conjunctivitis- where the eyes "reject" the contacts. Or, simply pink eye. Stop wearing them and see your eye doctor.

Dr. Michael Ham Dr. Ham
Ophthalmology
23 years in practice
University of Nebraska College of Medicine
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What can I do to relieve swollen crusty eyes?

Compresses!: Warm compresses (wash cloth with warm water) for about 10 minutes, then clean with the wash cloth, rinse and dry. If they are also itchy, then it may be allergic, so use cool compresses instead. If this does not help then see and eye care professional.

Dr. Julia Sundel Dr. Sundel
Pediatrics
14 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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My baby has crusty eyes. What can I do to help?

My baby has crusty eyes. What can I do to help?

Clean and massage: Your baby has a clogged tear duct. This is very common. First, you can wipe off the discharge with a clean washcloth 2-3 x/day. Then, you can massage the area between the nasal corner of the eye and the nose by rubbing it with a clean finger for 1 minute. You can massage the duct 4-6 times a day.

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