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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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How do I lessen my baby’s morning eye crust?

How do I lessen my baby’s morning eye crust?

You don't really: This crusting generally comes from tears that pool while sleeping. The tears accumulate more in a closed eye (and in babies drain less easily) and dry out and crust. This is common in babies and is technically not a problem. Wipe the crust with a warm washcloth in the morning and this will improve as the child ages. ...Read more

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Why do I get crusty eye goop in the morning?

Why do I get crusty eye goop in the morning?

Normal or infection: All night long, our closed eyes provide a warm, dark, moist environment for bacteria to grow, and there can be a constant battle between these bacteria and our natural defenses. The "goop" you see is the product of that all-night battle, and some people tend to get more goop than others. There are some conditions, like blepharitis (eyelid inflammation) that tend to produce more of this discharge. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve swollen crusty eyes?

Compresses!: Warm compresses (wash cloth with warm water) for about 10 minutes, then clean with the wash cloth, rinse and dry. If they are also itchy, then it may be allergic, so use cool compresses instead. If this does not help then see and eye care professional. ...Read more

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1 eyeball yellowish only what does that mean?

1 eyeball yellowish only what does that mean?

Yellow: A yellow eye could indicate jaundice. Make an appointment with your primary doc for an exam and testing. ...Read more

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My baby has crusty eyes. What can I do to help?

My baby has crusty eyes. What can I do to help?

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 more

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Why do my newborn's eyes tear up and get crusty?

Why do my newborn's eyes tear up and get crusty?

Supportive care: I agree and would like to add that supportive care, warm compresses and gentle massage of the area where the lower eye lid meets the nose will help. If there is a lot of discharge, a topical antibiotic may be needed. Bring this to the attention of your pediatrician during your next appointment. ...Read more

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White part of eye is brown. What does that mean?

White part of eye is brown. What does that mean?

Uvea: The layer that is sandwiched between sclera and retina is called uvea and it is usually brown. The iris is part of uvea that is seen and depending on amount of melanin pigmentation it may show from blue to black. Uvea is the layer that supplies blood and nutrients to the retina. ...Read more

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What can I use to clean my grandmothers eye crust?

What can I use to clean my grandmothers eye crust?

Washcloth or tissue: A clean washcloth or tissue with water would work the best. ...Read more