Thank you for the reply.
The stringy material you see is mucous produced in response to dryness
. You can have dry irritated eyes even if your eyes are "wet". Let me explain. Your tears are composed of three layers (mucous, watery layer, and oil layer). Each layer helps to coat the eyes.
Of the 3 layers, the oil layer is most often deficient. Oils are produced by glands embedded in the eyelids and can get clogged up in blepharitis. Warm compresses to the eyelids help to soften the plugged oil glands. The eyelid wipes help to remove debris from the bases of the eyelashes. In the meantime, you need to prevent the irritation
with frequence use of artificial tears (4-6 times day). If you are wearing contact lenses, you can buy the ones for contact lenses.
Since the mucous or watery layer are normal, you can have an over production of these two things when you eyes get irritated. In some people, there can be irritation related to the contact lenses themselves. To look for this, ask your eye doctor to flip your upper eyelids and look for any signs irritation.
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