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my eyes are extremely "wet" in the morning when I awake.it

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my eyes are extremely "wet" in the morning when I awake.it takes an awful long time for them to clear and for me to see clearly. is this linked to to results of my recent deep photography examination where it was found some background retinopathy.
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Submitted: 2 years ago.
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Expert:  Dr. A.S. Desai replied 2 years ago.
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No, this symptom is not related to the diabetic retinopathy or the photography. In fact it is likely to be due to meibomian gland dysfunction. This gland is a modified sebaceous gland present in the eyelids and is responsible for secreting the lipid layer of the tear film. Hence it's dysfunction causes tear film abnormalities causing reflex watering from eyes and blurring of vision in the mornings. Treatment is in the form of few simple measures which can be done at home.
First, application of heat to warm the eyelid gland secretions and to promote evacuation and cleansing of the secretory passages is essential. Individuals  are directed to use soaked warm compresses and to apply them to the lids repeatedly. Warm water in a washcloth, soaked gauze pads, or microwaved, soaked cloths can be used. However extreme heat should be avoided.
•Second, the eyelid margin is scrubbed mechanically to remove adherent material, such as  crusting, and to clean the gland orifices. This can be completed with a warm washcloth or with gauze pads. Water often is used, although some clinicians prefer that a few drops of baby shampoo be mixed in one bottle cap full of warm water to form a cleaning solution. Attention must be directed to gentle mechanical jostling or scrubbing of the eyelid margin itself, not the skin of the lids or of the bulbar conjunctival surface. Vigorous scrubbing should be avoided as it may be harmful.
•Third, an antibiotic ointment is applied to the eyelid margin after it has been soaked and scrubbed. Antibiotic-corticosteroid ointment combinations can be used for short courses, although their use is less appropriate for long-term management and should be used strictly on the advise of the ophthalmologist.
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