Stringy Eye Discharge is a form of debris in the eye that accumulates in the corner of the eye. Stringy Eye Discharge varies from person to person and it can either be wet and sticky or dry and crusty. In most of the cases, Stringy Eye Discharge is temporary and occurs when we wake up in the morning but if it is persistent, medical attention should be taken. When a person suffers Stringy Eye Discharge, he/she occasionally notices symptoms of fever, cough, nasal congestion, and body ache, among others.
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?
Treatment for Stringy Eye Discharge includes using antibiotic drops that help in combating and reducing discharge. Using hot water compress and frequently cleaning the eyes is also advised. In rare cases, this happens because of blocked tear ducts and thus surgery could be required.