Eye Health

Blepharitis: Crusty eyelashes in the morning. "Sleepy" is not just a dwarf

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
"Sleepy" is not just a dwarf. You may have referred to it as "sleep," "crust," or even "eye boogers." My earliest memory of waking up with crusty eyelashes is as a very small child, and my mom telling me I had "sleepy" in my eyes. I'm not sure why she added the "y" to the end-- maybe to make it a little cuter-sounding to a 4 year old. So what is that crust that forms in the eyelashes, usually evident upon waking in the morning? Most likely, it is due to a chronic infectious condit ..