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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. Its our eyes way of self protection. ...Read more

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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I slept in my contacts and woke up with both eyes red and swollen. They don't itch but they feel heavy to open and have alil mucus coming out of them.

I slept in my contacts and woke up with both eyes red and swollen. They don't itch but they feel heavy to open and have alil mucus coming out of them.

CTL Over wear: Sleeping in contact lenses that are not designed for this will potentially result in significant ocular surface irritation, possible infection, scaring, pain, and loss of vision. First thing you shoul do is remove the contacts, use gentle artificial tears like refresh tears. If you have significant discomfort, photosensitivity, or decreased vision after discontinuing the contacts, u should see doc. ...Read more

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10month baby has had green mucus type discharge from both eyes for the past three days. His eyes barely started getting red today and not getn better?

10month baby has had green mucus type discharge from both eyes for the past three days.  His eyes barely started getting red today and not getn better?

Conjunctivitis: Mucopurulent conjunctivitis, commonly known as pink eye, is a bacterial infection of the eyes that can cause green/yellowish/crusting drainage, redness, irritation and mattering. Treatment would include evaluation by a doctor and possible topical antibiotic drops in the eyes. All the best! ...Read more

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I have a chronic cough, yellow mucus, and yellow color in the sides of both eyes. Please help, im afraid?

I have a chronic cough, yellow mucus, and yellow color in the sides of both eyes. Please help, im afraid?

Hard to tell: You need to get a complete history and physical and blood work soon. There are many possibilities. I understand your feeling but you should get checked out to know your diagnosis. ...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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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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What causes a young baby's eyes to be teary and have some mucus, when he isn't looking ill?

What causes a young baby's eyes to be teary and have some mucus, when he isn't looking ill?

Usually tear ducts: There can be many causes for tearing and mucus in a baby's eyes. If those are the only symptoms/signs then a common cause are tear ducts that have not fully opened to allow drainage. Usually we recommend massage of the tear ducts and observation. If a conjunctivitis develops then the patient may require antibiotic drops or ointment. Your pediatrician should be able to examine and advise you. ...Read more

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Pinkish red color in mucus from eyes for the past three days, what could be the cause?

Infection: But more likely a viral one (pink eye?) which may be contagious. If problem persists for more than 7 days or gets worse, see eye doctor. In the meanwhile , try artificial tear drop to see if this may soothe your symptoms. ...Read more

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Help please. When i wake up its hard to open my eyes cause these this mucus around them, why?

Help please. When i wake up its hard to open my eyes cause these this mucus around them, why?

Dry eyes: Your eyes try to heal dryness damage while you sleep. Use artificial tear drops in the evening and before bed. Not all drops are created equal. Talk to your ophthalmologist. Avoid benzalkonium chloride preservative! your pharmacist might help. ...Read more