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White strings in my eye

These aren't hardened eye bogers. It's slimy white stuff, like the string stuck to egg yolks. I pull them out from one corner of my eye to the other. %0D %0D How does it get in my eyes, what is it?

by Anonymousreply 8405/11/2015

bacterial infection. go to a doctor.

by Anonymousreply 103/13/2011

Get your cat to lick out your eyes.

by Anonymousreply 203/13/2011

Yeah, it sounds like an eye infection. Good luck.

by Anonymousreply 303/13/2011

morgellon's disease

by Anonymousreply 403/13/2011

How did you know I have a cat? Guess what, this is really Rumpy. %0D %0D I don't think it's an infection b/c I've had eye strings for years. There's no pain or itch.

by Anonymousreply 503/13/2011

It's because you're dirty on the inside.

by Anonymousreply 603/13/2011

trying washing your face once in a while you dirty fucker

by Anonymousreply 703/13/2011

I've had the same thing OP, and I doubt seriously it's an infection. It seems to be some sort of build-up, maybe from your eyes being too watery.

Oddly enough, I've had the same thing in my mouth at times, these weird slobbery strings coming off my gyms or the sides of my mouth. Yeah, I know. GROSS.

Who knows what it is but I don't think it's infection.

by Anonymousreply 803/13/2011

That only happens to people who were adopted.

by Anonymousreply 903/13/2011

I have it, too. Mouth and eyes.

by Anonymousreply 1003/13/2011

I get them.... [italic] down there [/italic]

by Anonymousreply 1103/13/2011


by Anonymousreply 1203/13/2011

[quote]Who knows what it is but I don't think it's infection.

You are a complete idiot.

Go to a fucking doctor.

by Anonymousreply 1303/13/2011

I get them constantly. I think it's a result of dry eye. I recently started using a new eyedrop (Bausch & Lomb Soothe XP) which seems to have helped reduce the amount my eyes produce, though I still produce way more than normal. Apparently there's something called "mucous fishing syndrome" where removing the strings from your eyes causes irritation that creates more strings. It's a vicious cycle that's hard to break.

by Anonymousreply 1403/13/2011

Mine are yellow. If you keep blinking, they will come out the corners of your eye. Or use an eyewash. You'll be amazed what comes out in the cup.

by Anonymousreply 1503/13/2011

R15, does it taste like egg drop soup?

by Anonymousreply 1603/13/2011

It's an allergic reaction to something. If you wear contact lenses, or just use any sort of eye drop solution, you have developed an allergy to that solution. If you don't use any of the above, it's an allergic reaction to something in the air. It isn't serious but it can be if ignored. Get yourself to an eye doctor, and if you have insurance/can afford it, see an allergist.

by Anonymousreply 1703/13/2011

Thanks for all the good advice. I didn't realize other people had this.

by Anonymousreply 1803/13/2011

You in danger gurl

by Anonymousreply 1903/13/2011

I know exactly what you mean, OP -- I wear contacts and I get those during allergy season, or sometimes when the weather switches suddenly (when my sinuses flare up).

by Anonymousreply 2003/13/2011

I've been getting these and I think it's because I've started using steam rooms and it's drying out my eyes and contacts.

by Anonymousreply 2103/13/2011

What R12 said - it's mucous.

by Anonymousreply 2203/13/2011

Close your eyes when your trick cums.

by Anonymousreply 2303/13/2011


You have dry eye.

Go to the optometrist and just have that be it.

No worries.

by Anonymousreply 2403/14/2011

R8 and R10, try switching to a non-tartar control toothpaste. I had those strings for YEARS, and they are embarrassing. I told a new dentist, and he said in certain persons, tartar control toothpastes and mouthrinses cause sloughing in the oral cavity.

by Anonymousreply 2503/14/2011

You are ovulating, OP.

by Anonymousreply 2603/14/2011

[quote]That only happens to people who were adopted... What I would have said to my little sister %0D %0D %0D That is so good r9. Wish I had thought of that a few decades ago. I had my brother convinced we found him in a basket left on the doorstep.

by Anonymousreply 2703/15/2011

You're turning into a zombie.

by Anonymousreply 2803/15/2011

Are you posting from Japan?

by Anonymousreply 2903/15/2011

Do you get tonsil stones?

by Anonymousreply 3003/15/2011

Is OP dead yet?

by Anonymousreply 3103/17/2011

OP will be dead by Monday, so let's just push ahead with what's on his iPod:

"I'll Be Seeing You"

by Anonymousreply 3203/17/2011

This morning I discovered a zit like thing on my lower lid. Any ideas before I go to the doctor?

by Anonymousreply 3303/17/2011

Sounds like a stie, R33

by Anonymousreply 3403/17/2011

Cum, OP. Cum.

by Anonymousreply 3503/17/2011

It sounds like blepharitis. Wash your eyes with baby shampoo when you shower

by Anonymousreply 3603/17/2011

Whatever it is, I think it's contagious. I've had this since high school after lending a girl in my class a mirror so she could dig the very same thing out of her eye. I believe I caught it from her.

by Anonymousreply 3703/17/2011

Can I have your stuff?

by Anonymousreply 3803/17/2011

You have 48 hours to live, OP.

by Anonymousreply 3903/17/2011

[quote]Wash your eyes with baby shampoo when you shower%0D %0D The eye doc told me this several years ago.

by Anonymousreply 4003/18/2011

r33, as others said, it's a stye. From personal experience, the best remedy I've found is to use a warm, wet tea bag. The tannins in the tea kill the bacteria in the stye and make it go away very fast. Much better than anything you can get OTC. You can wrap the tea bag in a paper towel and hold it over your eye or do it directly.

by Anonymousreply 4103/19/2011

[quote]You can wrap the tea bag in a paper towel and hold it over your eye or do it directly.%0D %0D You know some queen is gonna have her BF drop his nut sack on her lid before complaining that it didn't work.

by Anonymousreply 4203/20/2011

I am so glad to see these comments on here because I have been pulling these strings out of my eyes for about 30 years now & I know it is not worms or an infection or half the comments on here regarding this "condition" I guess we can call it. My mom once told me it is protein strings. I never worry much about them & havent ever asked the Dr, but sometimes I get curious.

by Anonymousreply 4305/12/2011

OP, are you the person who thinks British actor Luke Pasqualino looks like BelAmi porn-star Johann Paulik? It would explain a lot.

by Anonymousreply 4405/12/2011

Cum! Quick, kill it with fire?

by Anonymousreply 4505/12/2011

I get these too and I wear contacts. I line the inside of my eyes with eyeliner so wondered if that may have caused it too.

by Anonymousreply 4605/12/2011

I switched to an non-fluoride, non-salicylic acid toothpaste and don't have the mouth strings anymore. It doesn't really make my mouth feel clean so I'm brushing like two extra times a day.

by Anonymousreply 4705/12/2011

This doesn't sound like a condition other than The Human Condition if everybody gets them.

by Anonymousreply 4805/12/2011

I have the same problem...all day long!

by Anonymousreply 4902/23/2012

Wash yourself you pig, OP.

by Anonymousreply 5002/23/2012

[quote] I line the inside of my eyes with eyeliner

Don't even speak to this person, please.

by Anonymousreply 5102/23/2012

It's caused by dry eye. The doc says to use baby shampoo around eyes and use a very weak solution of eye wash. Not the strong stuff for red eyes, or allergies, etc. or else your eyes will end up requiring a stronger solution.

by Anonymousreply 5202/23/2012

I get the stuff in my mouth if I use Listerine. It's almost like a thin layer of my mouth lining falls off. Quit using mouth wash for a while and see if the stuff stops.

by Anonymousreply 5302/23/2012

I'm Having the Same Excact thing but my mom won't take the time to understand this so I'll just have to myself by going to the doctors

by Anonymousreply 5407/08/2012

That's just NASTY.

by Anonymousreply 5507/08/2012

Parasitic worms, nothing to worry about. You'll be dead in about six days.

by Anonymousreply 5607/08/2012

The inside lining of my mouth sheds noticeably too, especially after brushing with Listerine Essential Care toothpaste. We shed millions of skin cells all over our body daily, it's normal for the mouth too. Why it comes of in stringy sheets is a mystery, but it's not every time I brush and it doesn't bother me.

by Anonymousreply 5707/08/2012

Contact lens wearer who gets "eye strings" too, particularly during allergy season.

by Anonymousreply 5807/08/2012

[quote]Wash your eyes with baby shampoo when you shower

Do you mean wash the outside of your eyes or the inside of your eyes with the shampoo?

by Anonymousreply 5907/08/2012

bukkake, dear

by Anonymousreply 6007/08/2012

Y'all do not know what you are talking about. All the white gooey stuff is, is buildup of the "dead bacteria". Your MAST Cells are your first line of defense against bacteria in most of your open surfaces. As these cells break down bacterium, it leaves the reminance of the bacteria cells in your eye, which ten build up. It's not infectious, and is not dangerous. If you don't pull it out, your eye will push it to the corner where it will dry, harden, and fall out.

by Anonymousreply 6102/03/2013

I have them all the time. I have had this problem since I have wore contact lenses. which that has been around 6 years now. i don't really know what it is, though. It doesn't hurt, its just kinda weird.

by Anonymousreply 6206/26/2013

When a man loves another man very much...

by Anonymousreply 6306/26/2013

White strings / blowin through my eye High price to pay / For us to unwind

by Anonymousreply 6406/26/2013

It's eye cum.

by Anonymousreply 6506/26/2013


by Anonymousreply 6606/26/2013

Paris Hilton Syndrome. This will not end well.

by Anonymousreply 6706/26/2013

R8 In the mouth are ulcers. I used to get those and my dentist had me switch toothpaste to Pepsodent.

by Anonymousreply 6806/27/2013

OP, it sounds like allergies. The allergy season has been long and strange this year because of the disruptive and abnormal fluctuations in heat and rain. I use a Neti pot (Mary!) every night. You'll be terrified and amazed at what your sinuses have been storing.

by Anonymousreply 6906/27/2013

It could be an infection or something like conjunctivitis, however that is usually accompanied with itching and irritation, the area around the eye swells up and is tender. If its just the goo and nothing else, then its probably just allergies.

by Anonymousreply 7006/27/2013

You should see what's in my ass!!!

by Anonymousreply 7106/27/2013

The doctor said it's caused by dry eye. He said to use a few drops of mild eye wash, NOT the kind for red or irritated eyes. A few drops in the morning and a few drops in the afternoon and you won't have the problem. Also use baby shampoo around the eyes to clean them while in the shower.

by Anonymousreply 7206/27/2013

r72 is it blepharitis? I developed that last year and it's a fucking nightmare. I already had dry eyes for years cause of eczema and couldn't put contacts in, so it was kind of an inevitable development.

Keep up your eye hygiene religiously, you don't want that!

I'm interested in the neti pot, r69. Have seen stuff about it and wondered about it.

by Anonymousreply 7306/27/2013

Wash your fucking face, you pig. Hot soapy water for face and eyelids. Flush your eyes with warm water.

For Christ's sake, how stupid are you people? You don't have the brains to buy a bottle of eyewash?

by Anonymousreply 7406/27/2013

BTW, eyewash does not = eye drops.

Eyewash is purified water, saline and a weak boric acid solution.. Buy it at your local pharmacy; it comes in a generic label for all you cheapasses who want to save a couple of dollars -- don't make your own. It needs to be sterile. Comes with an eyecup so you can squirt the eyewash into the cup, then put the cup on your eye. You open your eye and let the weak solution bathe your eyeball.

Then you wash the eyecup with soap and hot water.

You also make sure to wash your hands several times a day so you don't rub your eyes with dirty fingers.

Basic hygiene, people.

by Anonymousreply 7506/27/2013

Ive had the stringy eye's for a long time.a doctor told me it's an eye allergy. She said I can have them all year round. Eye drops dont work. When I was pregnant I was cover under medicaid. And I was taking an eye drop that did work. But its expensive if you dont have full coverage. So I deal with it.if anyone can prescribe something for me to take I will definitely try it! Thank you kathy

by Anonymousreply 7602/19/2014


by Anonymousreply 7702/19/2014

That's what happens after the face-hugger disengages and falls off. (Believe me, soon your going to have a lot more to worry about in your, uh, chestal area.) Can you pass the chop suey?

by Anonymousreply 7802/19/2014

Stop using cheap contact solutions. If you have hydraclear lenses, cheap solutions will strip the moisturizing coating right off your contacts, which will irritate your eyes to no end. My doc recommends Opti-free PureMoist or Replenish. A prescription for Patonal greatly helps during allergy season. I haven't had white strings/dry eyes in several years, now that I splurge on better quality solutions.

by Anonymousreply 7902/19/2014

Seriously, people - this thread could have ended at R12. It's snot. Pull it out - no need to broadcast it to the world. You don't have eye cancer, so quit bunching your panties.

by Anonymousreply 8002/19/2014

More info on blepharitis, please. Think I have this on my eyelid.

by Anonymousreply 8102/19/2014

OP are you part Pug? My Pug has this problem every day. I just wipe it out with toilet paper first thing in the morning and then try to keep her from trying to eat it.

by Anonymousreply 8202/19/2014

Zing! Went the Strings in My Eye!

by Anonymousreply 8302/19/2014

THESE ASSHOLES replying are fn IDIOTS!!!! I get the same thing!! Docs have no clue!! However, my chiropractor thought it may be a parasite. I am going to explore that! She has a parasite zapping machine I want to try!!Chin up and DON'T listen to all these reply's!!! We will figure it out!

by Anonymousreply 8405/11/2015
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