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My right eye feels sticky with some eye crust this morning. What about trying an OTC eye wash?

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Dr. Rebecca Dale
Ophthalmology

In brief: Reasonable

You can also use dilute baby shampoo (mix 5 parts water to 1 part baby shampoo) to make a gentle cleanser. A hot compress before washing will help loosen any adherent crusting.
Danger signs would be decreased vision, pain or significant discharge that reaccumulates after you've washed -- see an eye doctor if these occur or your symptoms continue to persist.

In brief: Reasonable

You can also use dilute baby shampoo (mix 5 parts water to 1 part baby shampoo) to make a gentle cleanser. A hot compress before washing will help loosen any adherent crusting.
Danger signs would be decreased vision, pain or significant discharge that reaccumulates after you've washed -- see an eye doctor if these occur or your symptoms continue to persist.
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