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Why do I get a whitish foamy layer on my eyelids?

Q: I am a 24 years old boy having problem with my eyes. A whitish and foamy discharge accumulates in my lower eyelids due to which the eyes turn itchy and the frequency of eye blinking increases. It happens excessively when I go out in sunlight and also when I watch TV, or work on the computer. The whitish discharge does not go away with water and needs to be removed manually. What should I do?

A:It seems you are suffering from dry eyes i.e. not producing enough tears to dissolve the mucus discharge in your eyes. This gets worse when scanty tears evaporate quickly from your eyes when you are reading, watching TV or working on computer. This not only causes discomfort but also low-grade infection, as you cannot wash out germs or dirt, which get into the eyes frequently. Use any artificial teardrops to lubricate the eyes and get relief from symptoms.

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