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Crystals formimg in eye
I have small cryslals forming only in my left eye. They are about 1/64 to 1/128 of an inch and look very much like a grain of salt or sugar. These granules are hard but can be crushed into smaller granules. This situation is quite painful. I've been to quite a few opthamoligist over the past 35 years but they either don't see crystal, I think the thick liquid that is put in my eye may wash it out.  Or I'm told they are calcium deposits but as far as I understsnd it calcium deposits form a flake not a granule similar to salt or sugar. I hope you have some info on this..............
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233488 tn?1310696703
It is unlikely that over that long of a time that that many ophthalmologists would have overlooked anything serious.

People that find "crystals" all over their body that no one can see except them have Morgellan's Disease which is a psychiatric disease.

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I wish it was psychological, when I've gone to the ophthalmologist they have found irratation to the inside of the eye lid and "NO" I don't rub the eye, I put a few drops of eye lubricant which helps relieve the pain. If it was psychological as you stated ""crystals" all over their body", I would most likely have it in both eyes.

The interesting thing is of people that have seen these granules, three  are very dear friends of mine, an MD (pain pills), a psychologist ("That comes out of your eye!") and an ophthalmol surgeon (advised seeing a lid specialist). When I've asked the ophthalmologist about seeing a lid specialist they prescribe eye lubricant.

I thought I'd try MEDhelp thinking that there maybe a large database of info and some investigation into the subject, but anyway thank you for your time............
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The only thing that remotely comes to mind is Demodix infestion which are very small mites that resemble crystals. You can probably use Google images to see a photo of what they look like or do a literature search on it.

There are a few people that report it is much more common than generally believed.

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As I stated in my original post, "They are about 1/64 to 1/128 of an inch and look very much like a grain of salt or sugar. These granules are hard but can be crushed into smaller granules." These crystals were viewed under 10X magnification, it is a crystal not Mites. They evolve under the upper eye lid near the tear duct, I originally thought they were salt but salt would desolve. Calcium can also form under the eye lid but as it breaks free forms a flake. So I'm still looking for an answer............Thank you.
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Morgellans is also not a psychological disease. I have seen moving "things" under a microscope of people with "morgellans" disease. Some speculate it is caused by something in the chemtrails being sprayed all over the world.
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I get the same thing in the corners of my eyes near the tear ducts, I think it has something to do with the immune system, as I'm afflicted with rheumatoid arthritis, to suggest this is psychological seems completely out of touch to me.
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Definitely NOT psychological! I'm actually searching right now for answers to the same problem. This is the second page I've tried and so far I haven't figured it out. I thought I just got something in my eye, but about hour into trying to remove it I felt little grains of "salt" under the skin and in my tear duct. If I push a little on my tear duct I can feel them and they hurt horribly. I thought I had gotten the original irritant out but it seems like every time I get one removed there's another to replace it. It's almost as if I'm crying salt! It's so painful. Now about two hours in my eyes are secreting a thick off white mucus. I have no idea what would've caused this, it started out of nowhere. It has to be something my tear ducts are producing though, as I said the tiny grain are literally coming from them. They remind me of a morning eye crusty, I have been removing them the same way. So it's definitely not a psychological thing! But if anyone has an EDUCATED answer I'd love to figure what this is too. Thanks
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This is not a 'self help problem'  if you have something in your tear ducts you can't get it out. See an ophthalmologist Eye MD as soon as your can.
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I had the same thing happen to me precisely what the original poster described. A flat rectangular 1/64 inch crystal that is hard but you can break it. I found this attached to my contact and it had scraped the contact. I had a bad scratch to my cornea in my left eye where this was found.
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