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when I woke up this morning my eyes were very blurry, i tried

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when I woke up this morning my eyes were very blurry, i tried to blink and gently rub my eyes to see if there was mucus to coverning them but this did not help. After sitting for almost 5 minutes it got a little better but my vision did not get back to normal for close to 30 minutes total. I have noticed for the last couple of weeks in the evening I get a lot of mucus coming from my eyes. Any suggestions?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. A.S. Desai replied 2 years ago.

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When you blurry, does it feel like you are looking through a thin film?

Customer:
Dr. A.S. Desai :

Early morning blurring and mucus in the eyes could be due to meibomitis. It is the inflammation of the meibomian glands in the lids( modified sebaceous glands).

Dr. A.S. Desai :

Simple measures for this includes warm compresses to be given twice a day( helps the secretions to drain well), gentle lid scrub with 50:50 diluted baby shampoo applied with the help of a Q-tip.

Dr. A.S. Desai :

This can be done for about a month. Though it is slow to show its effect it does help in most cases. Along with this you can start putting lubricating eye drops such as Refresh tears eye drops , 1 drop 4 times a day.

Dr. A.S. Desai :

Avoid putting Visine eye drops as they are just decongestant eye drops and will be of no help in your case.

Dr. A.S. Desai :

I can see that you have been typing for quite sometime now so I guess I'll wait for your response.

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For some reason I cannot respond

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not sure why but i keep typing and the reply button is not working

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Customer:

I have been exercising a good deal lately and notice sweat going into my eyes. Could this have created the problem?

Dr. A.S. Desai :

No, I don't think the sweat would have caused these symptoms.

Customer:

I think my concern is that I've had some dizzy spells lately and actually had a fall yesterday in which I still don't know how I fell. i did not hit my head but then this morning I couldn't see. Guess its starting to make me nervous. Is there a reason that meibomitis occurs?


 

Dr. A.S. Desai :

No , meibomitis is not sudden in onset and would take days to weeks to develop.

Dr. A.S. Desai :

Are you trying to say that the blurred vision was only experienced this morning?

Dr. A.S. Desai :

How is the vision now?

Customer:

yes just this morning. I seem to have a good bit of mucus again tonight so it gets occassionally blurry until i clear it


 

Dr. A.S. Desai :

Dizziness can occur from various systemic conditions such hypoglycemia ( prolonged state of hunger), dehydration, exhaustion from physical exercise, inner ear problem or even cerebellar problem.

Customer:

I am I understanding that meibomitis may not be the case or that if it is meibomitis I could experience the same issue tomorrow morning? sorry

Dr. A.S. Desai :

Yes exactly.

Customer:

so sorry Doc think I'm confused. sounds like I may have to expect this again tomorrow morning. am I correct?


 

Dr. A.S. Desai :

I guess there are two different issues here. The dizziness or dizzy spells are due to non-ocular systemic cause and can be evaluated by a physician. For the mucus and occasional blurring of vision , it could be meibomitis ( which you can expect to find for some more days).

Dr. A.S. Desai :

For meibomitis try the measures explained in the beginning of this chat.

Dr. A.S. Desai :

I'll repeat it here-

Dr. A.S. Desai :

Early morning blurring and mucus in the eyes could be due to meibomitis. It is the inflammation of the meibomian glands in the lids( modified sebaceous glands).








Simple measures for this includes warm compresses to be given twice a day( helps the secretions to drain well), gentle lid scrub with 50:50 diluted baby shampoo applied with the help of a Q-tip.









This can be done for about a month. Though it is slow to show its effect it does help in most cases. Along with this you can start putting lubricating eye drops such as Refresh tears eye drops , 1 drop 4 times a day.









Avoid putting Visine eye drops as they are just decongestant eye drops and will be of no help in your case.



Customer:

Thank you very much my confusion is cleared now. :-)


 

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