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strings in eyes normal?
samantha2293 posted:
My husband has bad allergies that he takes perscriptions to treat. Lately he has been pulling "eye boogers" off his left eye ball that are around an inch long and resemble strings. He also says it feels like there is a rock in it. Twice there has been a bump in the white of his eye. He says his eye hurts and burns and he needs to rub it. eye drops dont work. Is this normal for allergies?
sgbl88 responded:
Sorry your husband is so uncomfortable. I would suggest he see a dr, possibly an eye dr. With a bump in his eye, he could have some embedded debris that might need to be removed.

I like old fashioned saline eye wash. I have an antique eye wash cup that I fill with saline and wash my eye. It feels very good. I have seen eye wash kits in the contact section of pharmacies. That might be something to consider.
Amelia_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi samantha2293,

I was just wondering how your husband is doing now? Did he see a doctor? What ended up being the diagnosis?

I was lucky enough to get pink eye this year for the first time in my life! YAY:(

It felt a lot like you explained your husband's symptoms, but without the bump. In my case, there was a lot of stringy discharge, irritation, burning, pain from exposure to light and at first did feel like there was something in my eye.

I would love to see how you all are doing, so please keep us posted on his diagnosis and recovery. Hope things are well!
Best Wishes! Amelia

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