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Eye discharge occurs whenever there is excess fluid in the eye. Eye discharge may be clear and watery, like tears, or in the case of infections, it may be thick and opaque. There are many causes of eye discharge, ranging from infections to allergic reactions. Most causes of eye discharge are not serious and can be easily treated.
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Other Causes of Eye Discharge
- Bacterial Infections
- Blocked Tear Duct
- Corneal Ulceration
- Foreign Body in the Eye
- Trauma or Irritation of the Eyes
- Viral Infections
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