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    Do most people get mucous in the corner of their eye build up a few times in the day? Not strings just a little bit. I did not get this until about 3 or 4 months into the Blepharitis. Is it a dry eye thing or bleph related I wonder.

    Also does Resveretrol make a difference help do you think? I am about to run out and it is expensive. Been on it since January. Along with Nac. Eyes are overall better than when this all started last June/July but who can tell if it is the heat/massage, the supplements, the accupuncture/chinese herbs ...

  • #2
    My dog with dry eye gets a lot of mucous build up. It was explained as being a result of the lack of tears to wash away the mucous. I have to clean it out of her eyes, and pull off the dried mucous that sticks to the edges of her lids. She really hates it
    *I just would like to add the disclaimer that I do not suffer from dry eye myself; my service dog does. I want to stay up on treatments, and offer support to others!


    • #3
      Hi Bette

      I also get whitish gunk(not a lot,sometimes hard,sometimes soft)out of the inner corners of my eyes and when my eyes are having a calm period,I don't get hardly any.Haven't got a straight answer from any doc as to what it is,but also can't find a doc who has a clue as to what occular rosacea/bleph is or how to treat it.Hope someone has an answer.Good Luck


      • #4
        I think a small amount occasionally is normal. Since I had Lasik 10 years ago, I have NEVER had any white gunk in the corners (or any other place) of my eyes. I also think that contributes to dry eye. It went away with the Lasik blade. Lucy
        Don't trust any refractive surgeon with YOUR eyes.

        The Dry Eye Queen


        • #5
          Bette, is it the inner or the outer corner? I get it in the outer corner.


          • #6
            white goo too!

            I got white goo also... right after I had all 4 puncta plugged. I had 3 cultures but none of them came up showing an infection. It was very frustrating because I *knew* something was off.

            I found out by myself that I could "milk" a couple of the lacrimal canaliculi... I pressed gently on the areas above/below the canaliculi and I could see "milk" coming out of the hole where the plugs were.

            Anyway, I ended up getting an ophthalmologist to flush all my plugs (I had intracanalicular plugs) with saline and with vigamox (antibiotic). Then he gave me a couple samples of vigamox to follow-up with as drops.

            It all cleared up in a couple of days. Phew! The problem now is I'm back to bone-dry eyes... oh, and I'm afraid of plugs.

            I guess my main point is - if you feel that something is off, find someone to help you as soon as possible.


            • #7
              The white stuff

              Hello Everyone,
              Thanks so much for the replies.
              Randolf (fantastic name) I get it in inner corners same as Sandra Lee and have to clean it out 3 or 4 times a day. Some days less, some more. Not loads but it is there. I did not have it for first few months of bleph.

              Today, so far, my eyes feel completely normal. Sun is shining and I have the worst heat rash ever. I look like I have something infectious (wondering if Resveretrol/nac can make one more sensitive to the sun I have never had rash like this before) But eyes are good with no celluvisc drops.
              Do you guys sometimes have symptom free days? I realize I do not have anything like as much trouble as most of you.