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My eyes keep getting stuck together when i'm asleep. Is that a sign of pink eye?

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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Could be

Referred to as matting of eyelids, this can be a sign of conjunctivitis -- which is an eye infection or inflammation.
Other conditions such as blepharitis can also cause it.

In brief: Could be

Referred to as matting of eyelids, this can be a sign of conjunctivitis -- which is an eye infection or inflammation.
Other conditions such as blepharitis can also cause it.
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology

In brief: Depends

Although pink eye can cause the eyelids to stick together when sleeping, the most common presentation is a pink/red eye with discharge throughout the day, lasting on average about 7-14 days.
If all you are experiencing is the crusting without redness or itchy eyes, it is probably not pink eye. See an eye doctor if it does not go away within a couple of days - pink eye is very contagious.

In brief: Depends

Although pink eye can cause the eyelids to stick together when sleeping, the most common presentation is a pink/red eye with discharge throughout the day, lasting on average about 7-14 days.
If all you are experiencing is the crusting without redness or itchy eyes, it is probably not pink eye. See an eye doctor if it does not go away within a couple of days - pink eye is very contagious.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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