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I Keep Getting A Clear Sleep Out Of My Eye
Sleepy Eyes: The "clear sleep" is probably mucus, which is released by the conjunctival goblet cells while you sleep. It tends to be crusty when you wake up. Just splash some warm water on your face when you wake up and wipe gently with a clean cloth. A few drops of artificial tears, such as systane, will help your eyes feel refreshed at this point. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Probably dry eyes: Generally this is worse in the morning immediately after you wake up. Includes red eyes and foggy vision early on that clears up. If this is the case, try some artificial tears during the day (3-4 times/day) and a ophthalmic lubricating ointment at bedtime. It might take about a week or so to notice a difference. Otherwise, get an eye exam for an evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more
They only look it: What we see as tired eyes are often "puffy" eyelids that have dark circles under them. This can be the way your eyelids naturally look, or they could slowly take on this appearance over time. Excess eyelid skin, especially on the upper eyelids, can make the eyes appear more closed. There may be treatment options for this, so if it bothers you, consider meeting with an eye doctor to discuss it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Leaky blood vessels: The dark, heavy look to eyelids, especially lower eyelids, is often caused by collections of blood vessels. These vessels can be a little "leaky", causing fluid to collect under the skin, which in turn gives the dark circle appearance. After years, some individuals also develop increased pigmentation, which enhances the appearance. If this is a new appearance, see an eye doctor for an evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Sleep disturbance can cause a decrease in tear production and dry eyes. Also, decrease in sleep can lead to just tired eyes without decrease in tear production. See an eye doctor to determine if you have an underlying eye condition such as dry eye syndrome, allergic conjunctivitis, meibobian gland disease, thyroid disease, to name a few. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I get 8-10 hours of sleep everynight yet I still always wake up with pouches under my eyes that don't go away?
Pouches: You may have dependent edema (angioedema), a benign condition where fluid pools under the eyes at night. Or you may have prolapsed orbital fat, which often occurs with age-- this is benign as well, but if cosmetically bothersome to you, this can be fixed with surgery. Make an appointment with your local ophthalmologist to have this checked. ...Read more
Why are my eyes always red. Even when they are white, the sides are red and vain looking. Why i get eoungh sleep. What's wrong?
So many causes: There are so many causes of red eye that they could not even be listed here. An eye exam can help to determine the cause, but some people have enlarged vessels in and under the conjunctiva (the lining on the white of the eye) normally. Dry eye, allergy, blepharitis (eyelid infection), exposure to airborne irritants (dusty environment) are common causes. Avoid otc "get the red out" drops - toxic! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had dark circles under my eyes for many years. What causes this? I get 10-12 hrs of sleep a day (which still aren't enough)
Its the...: ..Thinness of your eyelid skin. Nothing to do about it. ...Read more
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