As an experienced pediatric ophthalmologist in Orange County, Dr. Golareh Fazilat sees children of all ages for a wide variety of eye health and vision issues. One of the most common eye issues among is eye discharge in kids.
What causes eye discharge in kids?
There are several things that can cause eye discharge. In fact, a small amount of discharge is perfectly normal, especially in the morning (along with some crusting).
The type of drainage that your child is experiencing can be a good indicator of the cause. For example, watery or clear drainage may be from allergies, colds, the flu, or other viruses. Sometimes, clear discharge is an indicator of pink eye, but the drainage typically causes the eyes to stick together during sleep.
If a bacterial infection is the cause, the drainage is more likely to be creamy white or yellow, and very thick.
The best way to determine the cause of your child’s drainage is to contact our office for an appointment, so Dr. Fazilat can make a diagnosis and ensure that your child is treated effectively and quickly.