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Why do I have to keep pulling mucous out of my eye?

conjunctivitis Mucous Fishing Syndrome The tears that coat the surface of your eyes have both a liquid and a mucous layer to them.  It is normal to have a very thin amount of mucous in your tear film.  That mucous component can significantly increase when the eye gets irritated.Some of the most common...
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Dry Eyes or Allergies: Which do I Have?

redeye Dry Eyes or Allergies: Which do I have? As an eye doctor, diagnosing a red eye can be challenging.  Are we dealing with an infection, allergy, inflammation or dryness? One of the most common questions I get is, “Doc, my eyes are red, burning, itchy, and tearing. Is this dry...
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Drug Allergy or Side Effect, Knowing the Difference Could Save Your Life

allergy2 Drug Allergy or Side EffectKnowing the difference could save your life There is a common misconception that any adverse reaction to a drug is an allergy.  That is definitely not the case.  Reporting to your doctors that you have an allergy to a medication when what you really had was...
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Ocular Allergies at the Jersey Shore

Ocular Allergies at the Jersey ShoreOcular allergies are among the most common eye conditions from which people of all ages suffer. Though typically worse in the high allergy seasons of spring and summer due to new plants sprouting, for some people these problems can last year-round. This is especially true for people who have allergies to...
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Every red eye is not "pink eye"

conjunctivitisThere are many things which can cause your eye to become red.  The eye looks red when the blood vessels that are in the conjunctiva (mucous membrane that covers over the white of your eye and the backside of your eyelids) become dilated. Those blood vessels often dilate when the eye...
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