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Light flashes and mucus formation in the eye. Remedy?

Hi my eye keeps tearing ,i have experienced probblems in the past occasional white light flashes ,i mentioned it to my optician during a routine exam , they didnt seem to concerned , i have since had another annual eye test and was experiencing mucous in the corner the optician said i should see the dr for eye drops it seemed to be better for a while so i didnt go to the drs, some nights i wake in bed and feel its a while before i can open the eye ,i did get a partical in my eye a couple of weeks ago i felt i had retreived the partical completely ,in the car yesterday with the fan on i felt slight tenderness in the eye from the draft.
Asked On : Thu, 21 Mar 2013
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Dear user
Light flashes and mucus formation in the eyes are not related to each other. Flashes of light is a symptom of involvement of the posterior segment of the eye mainly involving the vitreous and retina in the posterior part of the eye. This can be seen in cases of liquifecation of vitreous which usually occurs by 40-50 years of age. Usually the condition is self limiting and may not require treatment. However requires ocular examination by a ophthalmologist or preferably by retinal specialist.
Mucus formation is usually a feature of chronic conjunctivitis which requires treatment by antibiotic eye drops as per the advice from your eye doctor.
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Answered: Mon, 8 Jul 2013
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