debris that accumulates in the corner of eye during sleep. Stringy Eye Discharge can be sticky or dry or crusty depending on how much of the liquid discharge has evaporated. Stringy Eye Discharge can be excess when there is an infection in the eye. Symptoms of Stringy Eye Discharge are:
• Intense itching
• Burning eyes
• Discharge of mucus from the eye
• Widened vessels in the clear tissue
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 of Stringy Eye Discharge depends on the cause of discharge. If it is due to an eye infection, then the infection needs to be treated. It is important to stop running the eye when you have an infection. The discharge needs to be cleaned gently with a moist tissue. Eye drops are given to treat infection causing Stringy Eye Discharge
DID YOU KNOW?
Sometimes switching to daily disposable contacts can reduce the risk of contact lens-related discharge.