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It sounds that you may have a case of conjunctivitis of the eye >> the sense of it being irritated / gunk >> exudate would be suggestive that you have very possibly an infection..
Other causes possible such as a blocked tear duct ...
I would recommend that you see a doctor as antibiotic eye drop ( both eyes to be treated ) may be of help..
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