Eye discharge or sleep in your eyes is a combination of mucus, oil and other particles that have accumulated in the corner of your eyes. The discharge can be wet or sticky or dry and crusty depending on the amount of liquid that has evaporated. Eye discharge is a protective function that helps remove debris from the eye. Other symptoms are sticking of the eyes when you wake up in the morning due to a crusty eye discharge
HOW IS EYE DISCHARGE DIAGNOSED?
Polluants, viral conjunctivitis, dry eyes, cornea inflammation, infection in the eyelash follicle, blepharitis , contact lens, corneal ulcers, etc are the various reasons for abnormal discharge.
HOW IS EYE DISCHARGE TREATED?
Eye compress, ointments, eye drops and various antibiotics eases out the discomfort in the eyes and reduces the infection. Avoid touching the eyes and using eye cosmetics.
DID YOU KNOW?
Constantly using dirty fingers to clear the discharge would actually make the problem worse.