newborn crusty eyes

Crusty Eyes in the Morning and Other Eye Discharges

Waking Up with Crusty Eyes: Have you ever had a night of good, hard sleep, then you wake up, rub your eyes and discover a crusty substance in the corners of your eyes? Or have you noticed a funny discharge in your newborn’s eyes? Our eyes are constantly producing tears to help lubricate and protect them. In adults this discharge tends to be from causes other than our tear ducts, whereas newborns often get blocked tear ducts within the first few weeks after birth.