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What makes my eyes red and crusted shut in the morning?
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Dr. Rebecca Dale
Ophthalmology
In brief: Blepharitis, allergy
Most commonly, this would be blepharitis (chronic inflammation of the eyelids).
The mainstays of treatment are daily hot compresses to the eyelids coupled with careful, gentle eyelid/eyelash washing with dilute baby shampoo or a commercial wipe like ocusoft. If your vision is affected, symptoms are worsening or don't respond to the above, see your eye doctor.

In brief: Blepharitis, allergy
Most commonly, this would be blepharitis (chronic inflammation of the eyelids).
The mainstays of treatment are daily hot compresses to the eyelids coupled with careful, gentle eyelid/eyelash washing with dilute baby shampoo or a commercial wipe like ocusoft. If your vision is affected, symptoms are worsening or don't respond to the above, see your eye doctor.
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