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 ophthalmologist conducts a complete examination of the eye, checking for eye allergies. He may inquire about lack of sleep, strain of eyes and other related causes of Stringy Eye Discharge.
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.