Tears Are Sticky And There Is Mucus Under The Eyes?
Hello, I am Lia, 18 years old, Ahir Ahir, my tears are sticky and also like mucus under the same eye at the edge of the eye which is sometimes difficult to see because it is blocked by the mucus. Mucus is shaped like a normal and not itchy. Why is this so?
Hello Lia, thank you for asking.
Based on your explanation, then you might experience an infection or irritation in the eye. The most common eye infection is conjunctivitis (conjunctival infection). The conjunctiva is a clear layer that covers the eyeball and is located at the outermost, making it most easily infected. Infection can be caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, or parasites. Microorganisms can enter through air, water, wounds, or foreign objects that affect the eye.
In addition, the corneal lining of the eye can also be infected, called keratitis. Symptoms of both are similar, namely red, watery eyes, mucous or sticky eye discharge and sometimes greenness, the eyes feel clogged, sore or itchy, the eyelids can swell, glare when seeing bright. In keratitis the pain is more pronounced and is accompanied by visual impairment.
Check with your doctor. The doctor will judge by a basic physical examination. Generally the doctor will prescribe eye drops. Remember, most eye drops contain antibiotics and anti-inflammation, so you are not recommended to buy over the counter without a prescription. The use of eye drops that are not right can increase the risk of glaucoma. Glaucoma is an increase in eye pressure that can damage eyesight.
Always wash your hands and do not rub your eyes. If you wipe your eyes with a tissue, do not leave the tissue carelessly so as not to infect others.
Hopefully this answer can help you. Regards.