I think 'sleep' might be mainly healthy mucin, general normal shedding of different components esp off the surface, never read this. I think it's partly epithelial because of stretchy similarity to shedded mucous filaments. Crust would be after exposed to air during night. LM gets it slight and white but rarely, when the eye surface is healthiest with best tear film, a joy to see. Doesn't get it when meibom is good but surface is dodgy. Very different from eg infected mucous or eyedrop debris.
I guess I'm wondering if there is connection to the 'sleep' phenomenon and mucin or lipid deficiency?
Last edited by littlemermaid; 03-Nov-2011 at 07:25.
Paediatric ocular rosacea ~ primum non nocere