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Posted: 9/9/2004 2:29:16 PM EST
Why does this occur? Sometimes it happens, sometimes it doesn't.

Sometimes they're slimy, sometimes they're crusty.

I'm anti-eye booger.





Link Posted: 9/9/2004 2:31:28 PM EST
Umm, bugers nope never have had eye bugers
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 2:31:51 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/9/2004 2:32:12 PM EST by Freakzilla]
to eat, ought to try it, its delisious
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 2:32:59 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 3:07:42 PM EST
I notice that more often than not, I have a loose eyelash or some other foreign object in my eye when "eye boogers" appear. Perhaps it's an attempt by the eye to "coat" the object with sticky, slimy stuff to make it less abrasive?

Ok, I'm going to go throw up now.

--Mike

Link Posted: 9/9/2004 3:11:22 PM EST

Originally Posted By mcaswell:
I notice that more often than not, I have a loose eyelash or some other foreign object in my eye when "eye boogers" appear. Perhaps it's an attempt by the eye to "coat" the object with sticky, slimy stuff to make it less abrasive?

Ok, I'm going to go throw up now.

--Mike




It bothers you that much?
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 3:12:35 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 3:14:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By Sweep:
Gee, I thought everybody knew what an eye bugger was. Remember being told when I was a kid that it was the sand man visiting me in the middle of the night putting sand in my eye.

You know the song by Metallica? Enter Sand Man?

Anyway, it's just from getting a lot of dust in your eye during the day and then it naturally migrates towards the inside corners of your eyes while you sleep. I've even gotten stuff in my eye before and after blinking a few times got it to move over to the corner so I could get it out.



Do you get that a lot in your job?

Link Posted: 9/9/2004 3:15:49 PM EST

Originally Posted By Palo_Duro:
Why does this occur? Sometimes it happens, sometimes it doesn't.

Sometimes they're slimy, sometimes they're crusty.

I'm anti-eye booger.

stevegarufi.com/eyesnot2.jpg






I'll give you a hint.....tear ducts....
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 3:17:28 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 3:18:28 PM EST

Originally Posted By hard-case:

Originally Posted By Palo_Duro:
Why does this occur? Sometimes it happens, sometimes it doesn't.

Sometimes they're slimy, sometimes they're crusty.

I'm anti-eye booger.

stevegarufi.com/eyesnot2.jpg






I'll give you a hint.....tear ducts....



collecting dust, pollen, and just drying out and crystallizing
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 4:28:34 PM EST
as a kid I called them sleepy bugs
now I'm 25 and feel weird calling them that in front of other adults
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 4:51:14 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 4:56:45 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/9/2004 4:58:15 PM EST by Palo_Duro]
I wonder what the medical term is.

Click_Here

Link Posted: 9/9/2004 4:59:54 PM EST
You have tear ducts on the superior, lateral aspect of each eye.

These ducts secrete tears throughout the day.

The medial aspect of the eyes have the entrance to the naso-lacrimal duct, this drains the fluid to the back of throat.

This duct is very small and collection of solid materials there, jelled into some of the tearing material, helps prevent continued irritation to the eye (lens).

This concludes your anatomy lesson.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 5:10:10 PM EST

Originally Posted By JarheadChiro:
You have tear ducts on the superior, lateral aspect of each eye.

These ducts secrete tears throughout the day.

The medial aspect of the eyes have the entrance to the naso-lacrimal duct, this drains the fluid to the back of throat.

This duct is very small and collection of solid materials there, jelled into some of the tearing material, helps prevent continued irritation to the eye (lens).

This concludes your anatomy lesson.



Thanks Doc. Much obliged!

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