Rt eye is having yellow, stringy mucus. Not discharge, but can pick it out. Red conj. & lower skin lid, tender.1st day @ nurs home as CNA student. Cause?

Possible infection . As a care provider at a nursing home, you're exposed to possible sources of infection. An acute discharge with red conjunctiva is likely conjunctivitis. If your eyelid is red & sore, there could be a sty developing. I recommend not exposing this to anyone, including your other eye. Perform meticulous eyelid cleaning, trial artificial tears 4 comfort. Naphcon A™ can ease congestion. If worse, C MD.