Why do I have eye crust around my eye when i wake up?
I wear contact lenses that you can sleep in for a week, and they've always been fine and really comfortable except for the past week or so whenever i wake up there's a lot of eye crust stuff all around my eye. However, my eye isn't red, or hurt, or anything.there's just crust? I can simply take it away and then continue my day, it's just thta there's a lot of it and maybe somethings wrong. Do any of you know?
when i take my contacts out for the night it doesn't happen. But i've worn these lenses a long time and it's never caused any problems like this.
I just call it sleep and like almost everyone gets it, no problems
Narh it's normal.everyone wakes up with crust in their eyes.
Continue to remove the contacts nightly. Even when they say they can be worn for days at a time, doesn't mean it's so in every case. Maybe you should change your brand of lens cleaner, or at least, remove the contacts to clean them -- then put them back in. ~:)>
I'm sure everything is fine. But is it does seem like the first symptoms of an eye infection. If it doesnt hurt then im sure it's fine. I would recommend not sleeping with any contacts in. Your eyes need to breathe.
Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelids and occurs in two forms, anterior (outside of the eyelid) and posterior (inner eyelid). Both types of blepharitis can cause a burning or foreign body sensation, excessive tearing, itching, sensitivity to light, red and swollen eyelids, redness of the eye, blurred vision, frothy tears, dry eye, flaking at the base of the lashes, or CRUSTING of the eyelashes upon awakening. Common causes for anterior blepharitis are bacteria (Staphylococcus) and scalp DANDRUFF while posterior forms are caused by problems with the oil glands in the eyelid. Treatment for both forms involves keeping eyelids clean and free of crusts. Warm compresses should be applied to loosen crusts, followed by a light scrubbing with a cotton swab and a mixture of water and baby shampoo. Because blepharitis rarely goes away completely, most patients must maintain an eyelid hygiene routine for life. If the blepharitis is severe, an eye-care professional may also prescribe antibiotics or steroid eyedrops.
Sleeping with contacts (extended wear contacts) is possible as certain types of contacts can increase the level of oxygen in the eyes. But does not eliminate the risk. Since you are wearing them for a week there is less instance that you CLEAN them. It attracts protein build up, bacteria fungi and viruses. This is the cause of your irritation.
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