Top
20
Doctor insights on: What Does It Mean When I Have Crust In My Eye

Share
1

1
What could crust on eyes mean?

What could crust on eyes mean?

Usually Blepharitis: Blepharitis or plugging up of oil producing glands of the eyelid which is stress related is extremely common these days. The stale oil is discharged at night and can form a crust on the eye lashes. Occasionally a lingering viral infection may keep a crust on the eyes. You should see an ophthalmologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

3

3
What does it mean when baby has crust in the eyes?

What does it mean when baby has crust in the eyes?

Can happen with...: ...Infection, or narrowing of the tear duct (dacryostenosis) - your doctor can tell the difference. ...Read more

4

4
What does it mean when a baby's eyes have greenish crust?

What does it mean when a baby's eyes have greenish crust?

Infection: A yellow to green discharge is often a sign of an eye infection. Get the baby to the doctor soon. ...Read more

5

5
Does morning crust in my baby’s eye mean there is an infection?

Does morning crust in my baby’s eye mean there is an infection?

Not necessarily: Based on what you are saying, most likely not. Babies have a tendency to develop minor crusting simply because their tears pool a bit more and thus create more crust. Babies have a tendency to have a blocked tear drainage duct and thus have more crust. If the white part of the eye is not red, and there is no red or swollen eyelid, then there is unlikely to be an infection - i.E no pink eye. ...Read more

6

6
Stuffy nose, mild cough, really sore throat, blood shot eyes that crust horribly over night. What could these symptoms mean?

Stuffy nose, mild cough, really sore throat, blood shot eyes that crust horribly over night. What could these symptoms mean?

Sounds like a cold: All these symptoms are pretty typical, of your run of the mill viral cold. If the symptoms last more than 7-10 days or are accompanied by high fever greater than 101, i'd talk to your doctor. ...Read more

7

7
My right eye keeps watering. I woke up with crust in my eye. I think it's allergy issue. What should I do to fix it?

My right eye keeps watering. I woke up with crust in my eye. I think it's allergy issue. What should I do to fix it?

Herpes eye infection: Unless you are allergic to your bedsheets, the cause of a unilateral crusty, watery eye with itching is more likely a bacterial superinfection. However, with the history of a cold sore (a herpes virus type I reactivation) you really should see an ophthalmologist urgently to rule out herpes keratitis. This might be serious. The diagnosis can be challenging, so the eye-md is your best choice. ...Read more

8

8
My eyes have light crust in a.M. Why?

My eyes have light crust in a.M. Why?

Normal?: It is normal to have some amount of "sleep" on the lids when you wake up. You also may have a condition called blepharitis which commonly produces this symptom. Warm compresses in the evening can help. ...Read more

9

9
My eyes are bloodshot and feel dry and crusty.?

My eyes are bloodshot and feel dry and crusty.?

Blepharitis: Probably blepharitis, an inflammatory condition of the lids. Conjunctivitis or dry eye also. Try artificial tears and keep your lids clean. If no improvement, see ophthalmologist. ...Read more

10

10
What does it mean if your eyes always feel strained?

What does it mean if your eyes always feel strained?

Dry eye vs cvs: Dryness and computer overuse are common causes of eye strain. Get a good eye exam to rule out other problems. If you spend a lot of time onthe computer, try to take a one minute break every hour. ...Read more

11

11
Cyl eye test -2.5 means what?

Cyl eye test -2.5 means what?

Astigmatism: The 'cyl' column in your eye prescription refers to astigmatism. You can think of astigmatism like warping on the surface of your eye -- like a football shape compared to a basketball shape. You have 2.5 diopters of astigmatism. ...Read more

13

13
My eyes are yellow! What does this mean?

My eyes are yellow! What does this mean?

Jaundice!: When the white of the eye start turning yellow, it is called jaundice. That is seen in patient with liver dysfunction. See you doctor for more definitive evaluation! ...Read more

14

14
Black dots on white of eye mean anything?

Black dots on white of eye mean anything?

Black dots: Black dots on the white of the eye can be many issues. Causes include foreign bodies, nevii, congenital pigmentation, oculodermal melanosis, topical medications, primary acquired melanosis, melanoma, or other issues. See an eye doctor. ...Read more

15

15
What does it mean for eyes to be dilated?

What does it mean for eyes to be dilated?

Open the pupil: Dilation occurs naturally in less well lit places. It can be artificially induced by a drug called tropicamide which is the common one that ophthalmologists use for their examinations. There are other drops that can dilate the pupil. A pupil dilated by drugs is larger and usually does not react to light. ...Read more

16

16
What does mean when your eyes turn yellow?

Jaundice: If the whites of your eyes have turned yellow, it is possible that you have elevated levels of bilirubin in your blood. See a doctor soon, as this is a serious medical problem. ...Read more

17

17
A lot of eye crust, should I be concerned?

A lot of eye crust, should I be concerned?

Heat, age, hygiene: It is most likely dried tears and discharge from blepharitis-gets worse when its hotter, poor lid hygiene and aging. Regular lid hygiene with occaisional topical antibiotics controls it. Warm compress with lid scrubs. Bad cases or rosacea (see your doctor for this diagnosis) are often given systemic antibiotics (pills you take by mouth) in addition to topical. Its never cured-its controlled! ...Read more

19

19
What does yellow in the whites of eyes mean?

What does yellow in the whites of eyes mean?

Jaundice: Elevation of bilirubin can cause yellowing of the whites of the eyes. This could be a sign of liver disease, mono or hemolytic anemia or a condition called gilbert's syndrome. ...Read more

20

20
What does it mean when your eyes are yellow?

What does it mean when your eyes are yellow?

Jaundice/ icterus: If the whites of the eyes turn yellow - this is called jaundice and can be related to a number of health conditions. This warrants medical evaluation. ...Read more