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Mucus (Definition)

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


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Sinusitis for past 12 yrs.severe pain behind eyes 90% of the time. Mucus comes from nose when I press my eyes.Can't even read. Feel like dying often?

Sinusitis for past 12 yrs.severe pain behind eyes 90% of the time. Mucus comes from nose when I press my eyes.Can't even read. Feel like dying often?

See an ENT: Get the condition treated. You should not have to suffer this much. If it is interfering with your vision and causing such pain, anyone would be depressed. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have eye mucus?

Is it possible to have eye mucus?

Normal: There are cells 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

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What can be done for constant eye mucus?

What can be done for constant eye mucus?

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

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What causes milky white mucus in both eyes?

What causes milky white mucus in both eyes?

Irritation: Any sort of irritation can cause it. It's our eyes way of self-protection. ...Read more

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How much eye goo is too much eye goo (mucus)?

How much eye goo is too much eye goo (mucus)?

Eye goo: Too much eye goo may indicate an infection, especially if the eye is red and itchy. See an eye doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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What is this yellow mucus stuff in the corner of my eyes?

What is this yellow mucus stuff in the corner of my eyes?

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

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I get mucus in my eyes constantly when visiting hospitals, why?

I get mucus in my eyes constantly when visiting hospitals, why?

Depends : Your description could be due to an allergy in the air or dry eye due to low humidity and air currents in the hospital. Try using artificial tears when you have the issue and see if this helps. ...Read more

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My 18 month old has mucus in her eyes and they're crusted shut. Hat could cause this?

My 18 month old has mucus in her eyes and they're crusted shut. Hat could cause this?

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

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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?

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

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What is the cause of greenish mucus in the eye?

What is the cause of greenish mucus in the eye?

Conjunctivitis: Green discharge from the eye usually indicates a conjunctivitis, or eye infection. See your family doctor or ophthalmologist to confirm the diagnosis and provide a treatment plan. ...Read more

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My baby has mucus in his eye. What causes this?

My baby has mucus in his eye. What causes this?

Viral or bacterial: Usually the same germs (viruses or bacteria) that cause an upper respiratory tract infection (a cold), cause a pink eye. Sometimes young babies also have a blocked tear duct that presents as eye discharge- clear to mucoid. Please have you child see their doctor. ...Read more

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What causes white mucus in eyes with a cold?

What causes white mucus in eyes with a cold?

Conjuctivitis: Usually, bacterial infections of the nasal cavity will involve the conjunctival membranes of the eyes/ lids and result in a purulent discharge. Topical antibiotics, irrigations, ointments can be advised by your local ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I have green mucus coming out of my eyes it's been doing it all day?

I have green mucus coming out of my eyes it's been doing it all day?

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

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Both of my eyes are red and mucus is coming out eyes be stuck together?

Both of my eyes are red and mucus is coming out eyes be stuck together?

Virus?/cold soaks: May be caused by a virus. Try cold soaks, make sure to wash your hands well with soap/water to prevent spreading this. Get checked by an eye dr if persists more than a couple of days or if you're uncomfortable. ...Read more

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