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Reasons why you could get eye discharge

Having an eye discharge gets right under your skin, meaning that it can be annoying and plague you each day. It can be chronic and irritating, seemingly unresponsive to all the treatments you try. It can come and go. It may not be severe, but it can be very frustrating.

People who get eye discharge have one of these conditions:

  • Crusty eyes
  • Blepharitis
  • A mucus syndrome
  • Blepharoconjunctivitis
  • Dacryocystitis

Referring to my previous blog post when we went over many causes of eye discharge, this post is about how you can cure your discharge if you have it.First of all, you should clean your eyelids. Removing matter, sleepy dust, crusts on the lashes and dried discharge on the skin will all help to reduce the eye discharge.However, a word of caution – if it is eye mucus you must be very careful when cleaning not to touch the very delicate mucosal lining of the surface of the eye at the corner or inside the eye because this can cause microdamage and make the eye mucus worse.If you have a blepharoconjunctivitis, you can get an over-the-counter antibiotic treatment. You must also clean your eyelids up to four times a day. The problem should go away quite quickly.If you have a dacryocystitis, then I doubt whether you will be able to cure it, but you will definitely have to see an ophthalmologist.Since there are so many different causes of eye discharge, the best way to cure it is to have a consultation with an ophthalmologist. The doctor will examine your eyes and diagnose the cause of your eye discharge and help you to cure it. The treatment can include:

  • Antibiotic drops and ointment
  • Steroid drops and ointment
  • Maintaining eyelid hygiene at home

To help you heal your eye problem, we have to establish why you have it. The most common cause is blepharitis and meibomian gland dysfunction. This needs to be actively treated and managed with the help of your ophthalmologist.

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