Constant eye discharge can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'worrying' to 'needs attention'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose constant eye discharge, we could:
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Do you have any form of constant discharge coming from one or both eyes? It may be colored (for example white, yellow, green) or clear; it may be thick or watery.
Possible responses:→ No / don't know
→ Mild - barely anything
→ Moderate - needs regular cleaning
→ Serious - impairs vision
→ Severe - difficult to open eyes in the morning
A day or two after the first symptoms (eye discomfort), a white, yellow, or green discharge from the eyes may be present. In cases of bacterial conjunctivitis, the discharge will be somewhat thick. In viral conjunctivitis, the discharge may be thinner, and may even be clear.
Mucous around your eyes when you wake in the morning can be a symptom of dry eye.