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My Baby Has Crusty Eyes
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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