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This symptom can also be referred to as:
Mucus from both eyes

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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Discharge From Both Eyes

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced discharge from both eyes. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  1. 1.New - Onset Seasonal Allergies

    Allergic rhinitis, is an overreaction by the immune system to allergens in the air. While pollen often causes allergies, other culprits include dust, animal dander, and mold.

    Allergies are often seasonal.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    sore throat, congestion, cough with dry or watery sputum, mucous dripping in the back of the throat, fatigue
    Symptoms that never occur with new-onset seasonal allergies:
    fever, yellow-green runny nose, chills, muscle aches
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  2. 2.Acute Allergic Conjunctivitis

    Itchy, red, swelling of the whites of the eyes can be caused by allergies to any number of things (like pollen, hay, etc).

    This typically occurs every season

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    eye itch, eye redness, watery eye discharge, itch in both eyes, eye redness
    Symptoms that always occur with acute allergic conjunctivitis:
    eye itch, eye redness
    Symptoms that never occur with acute allergic conjunctivitis:
    lump in front of the ear, vision changes
    Urgency:
    Phone call or in-person visit

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  3. 3.Viral Conjunctivitis

    Pink eye conjunctivitis is an infection of the whites of the eyes by a virus. It is extremely infectious and can spread from person-to-person easily.

    Sometimes eye irritation and discharge may get worse for a few days before getting better, but usually symptoms resolve within a week.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    eye redness, eye itch, sensitivity to light, feeling of something in the eye, watery eye discharge
    Symptoms that always occur with viral conjunctivitis:
    eye redness
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  4. 4.Bacterial Conjunctivitis

    Bacterial conjunctivitis is one of the most common eye problems. It occurs from an infection of the whites of the eye.

    With treatment, bacterial conjunctivitis resolves in a a few days.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    sore throat, eye redness, eye itch, watery eye discharge, eye redness
    Symptoms that always occur with bacterial conjunctivitis:
    eye redness
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  5. 5.Vernal Conjunctivitis

    Vernal conjunctivitis is long-term (chronic) swelling (inflammation) of the outer lining of the eyes due to an allergic reaction. Vernal conjunctivitis often occurs in people with a strong family history of allergies, such as allergic rhinitis, asthma, and eczema.

    Most patients get better after puberty. If not, this becomes a chronic, seasonal problem

    Rarity:
    Ultra rare
    Top Symptoms:
    wateriness in both eyes, eye itch, eye redness, sensitivity to light, feeling of something in the eye
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Discharge From Both Eyes

  • Q.Do you feel like there is something in your eye?
  • Q.Does anyone in your family have asthma, dermatitis, or allergies to pollen/animals/mold?
  • Q.When you wake up in the morning (or from a nap) are your eyes crusty?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?

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Discharge From Both Eyes Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced discharge from both eyes have also experienced:

    • 6% Sore Throat
    • 4% Mucous Dripping in the Back of the Throat
    • 4% Eye Redness
  • People who have experienced discharge from both eyes had symptoms persist for:

    • 34% Less Than a Week
    • 32% Less Than a Day
    • 18% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced discharge from both eyes were most often matched with:

    • 50% Acute Allergic Conjunctivitis
    • 25% New - Onset Seasonal Allergies
    • 25% Viral Conjunctivitis
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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