What’s Normal

Eye discharge, more commonly known as eye boogers, eye gunk or sometimes eye puss can have different causes and different treatments. Waking up in the morning with a little bit of discharge in the corner of your eye is normal, according to experts. That “sleep” you rub out of your eyes in the morning has a protective function. It removes waste products and other potentially harmful debris from the tear film and the front surface of your eyes. The substance also keeps your eye lubricated while blinking.

When To Visit A Specialist

Changes in your discharge in quantity or consistency could be a sign of a problem. Common causes of discharge include allergies and dirty contact lenses. Sometimes eye discharge can be a warning sign of something more significant. More serious problems include viral or bacterial infections, an inflammation of the eyelids, styes which lead to an inflamed swelling on the edge of an eyelid, caused by bacterial infection of the gland at the base of an eyelash, or blocked tear ducts. If you are concerned about your eye discharge contact a specialist.

Westside Eye Clinic can help you maintain your eye health and keep your vision in focus.

To make an appointment at Westside Eye Clinic to evaluate your vision, you can reach us at (504) 347-8434.

For more information, you can submit a request at info@westsideeyeclinic.com. We are located at 4601 Wichers Drive in Marrero and are at your service Monday through Wednesday from 9am – 5pm; Thursday and Friday from 9am – 4pm; and by appointment only on Saturday. Your complete eye health is our top priority!

The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.