Stringy Eye discharge, or ""sleep"" in the eyes, is a combination of mucus, oil, skin cells and other debris that accumulates in the corner of the eye while asleep. It can be wet and sticky or dry and crusty, depending on how much of the liquid in the discharge has evaporated. Other terms used to describe eye discharge include eye boogers, eye mattering, eye gunk and eye pus.
HOW IS STRINGY EYE DISCHARGE DIAGNOSED?
The health care provider may look for the following:
• Certain white blood cells, called eosinophils
• Small, raised bumps on the inside of the eyelids (papillary conjunctivitis)
• Positive skin test for suspected allergens on allergy tests
HOW IS STRINGY EYE DISCHARGE TREATED?
Depending on the nature of the Stringy Eye Discharge, actions needs to taken. If, for instance, the Stringy Eye Discharge is happening since a long time, it is always advisable to visit a General Physician and take eye drops. The best way to treat Stringy Eye Discharge is to keep the eyes clean and free of any foreign substance. While the doctor treats the condition after a thorough examination of the eye, antibiotics and ointments provide immediate relief.
DID YOU KNOW?
Dry eye is a common cause of Stringy Eye Discharge