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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?
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: 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".

In brief: 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".
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. Paul Holmwood
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Dried discharge
May be made up of pus (dried up white blood cells and debris due to conjunctivitis ) or just residual mucous from dried tears that evaporate after seeping onto the skin while sleeping.

In brief: Dried discharge
May be made up of pus (dried up white blood cells and debris due to conjunctivitis ) or just residual mucous from dried tears that evaporate after seeping onto the skin while sleeping.
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