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Why are my eyes having eye crust when I wake up in the morning?

Why are my eyes having eye crust when I wake up in the morning?

Blepharitis, allergy: Blepahritis--crusting of lashes esp in am, redness, burning, tearing, light sensitivity. Assoc. W/ blocked oil glands &/or dandruff of lashes. Treatment with daily lid scrubs (ocusoft pads dilute baby shampoo) and warm compresses. May need antibiotics from doc. Allergy--itching, redness, tearing also will be crusty in am. Treat with antihistamine drops. Zadiator otc or other rx from doc. ...Read more

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My eye when i wake up in the morning has yellow crust on my upper eyelid and the side of my left eye is red and sore i thought it was pink eye and i asked my school nurse and she said it wasn't help me please thank you

There : There is probably no way for the nurse to be sure of the diagnosis. This could be anything from an allergic conjunctivitis to something bacterial. If not better in the next 24 hours, i would see an ophthalmologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Throw away any used contact lenses
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Do not occlude or cover eyes
Once
If you have pink eye, wash face towels with hot water separately
Once
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Why does my eyes always feel very dry when i wake up in the morning i can t not open my left eye in the morning ?

Why does my eyes always feel very dry when i wake up in the morning i can t not open my left eye in the morning ?

Dry eye: Can occur upon awakening (but usually worse as day goes on). Blepharitis can cause sticking in the am- try scrubbing your lashes with a cotton ball and some warm water/baby shampoo. ...Read more

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What is the weird gunk on your eyes when you wake up in the morning?

What is the weird gunk on your eyes when you wake up in the morning?

Mostly mucus: Your tears are made of mucus, water and oil. At night, the mucus can build up and stick to your eyelids and lashes. Eye allergies or irritation can increase the mucus production. ...Read more

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Treating Eye Injuries (Checklist)

Seek immediate medical attention
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If it's a chemical exposure, rinse eye with water for 15 minutes
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Do NOT rub eye
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What do you call the little things stuck in the corners of your eyes after you wake up in the morning?

What do you call the little things stuck in the corners of your eyes after you wake up in the morning?

Mattering: This is just dried secretions from the eyes that flow to the outside, become dried and crusted and you can visibly see it. A warm face cloth or a shower or gentle rubbing will get rid of them. If there is pain, redness, swelling or other concerns, you may need to see a health care professional. Some call them "eye boogers". ...Read more

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I get red tan in my eyes after I wake up in the morning or wash my face/eyes. The entire while portion becomes red and irritates. How to cure?

I get red tan in my eyes after I wake up in the morning or wash my face/eyes. The entire while portion becomes red and irritates. How to cure?

Eye doctor can check: Eye irritation can be from allergies to pollens and other allergens (sometimes to make-up). Some people have blepharitis, an infection of the edge of the lids. Conjunctivitis can be a viral or bacterial infection of the inner surface of the lids and the outer surface of the eyeball. Some people have sensitive skin on the lids, called eyelid eczema, that can itch and crack, plus get reddened. ...Read more

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Treating a Lazy Eye (Checklist)

Wear glasses to protect amblyopic eye
96 Hrs, Once for Once
Get annual eye exam
1 Yrs, Yearly for 1 Yrs, Yearly, forever
Use low vision aids if severe
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