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Stringy discharge in eye

Hello, I was hoping to find out if it is normal to have stringy discharge in your eyes if you have allergies. I have had seasonal allergies since I was 9, I am now 43. The junk in my eye that I can pull out which is ewww and irritating, it's there when my allergies are bad, and even when I'm not dealing with allergies, it's just a lot more when my eyes are irritated, swollen, and hurting. What can be done for a remedy.
Also, I was told last year that I have dry eyes, what needs to be taken to help it, I was given Blink eye drops, but it doesn't seem to be helping much.

Thank you in advance,
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Hello!  I have been dealing with a similar problem for about 4 years now...I can't wear any type of eye makeup, I no longer wear contacts, and even when I have no makeup and am wearing my glasses, it still happens. Sometimes I even wake up in the morning with my eyes swollen shut with the crusty mucus!  I feel so disgusting! I've gone to so many doctors who have prescribed me with expensive eye drops. You name it, I've used it!  I was also diagnosed with chronic dry eyes and have severe seasonal allergies. I just don't know what to do...I want my eyes back to normal!! Any advice??

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Hello and hope you are doing well.

The stringy discharge could be due to allergic reactions. In addition there is itchiness and watering of the eyes if it is due to allergens. Allergens include pollen, mold, dust and pet dander. The discharge could also be due to infection, like chronic dacryocystitis. Dry eyes can make you more prone for infections and  cause pain, light sensitivity, a foreign body sensation and itching. For this the therapy is using artificial tear drops and ointment to lubricate the eyes. Consult an ophthalmologist, to rule out infections of the eye. And take antihistamines to control the allergic episodes.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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