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Question:
Is there an eye condition that causes the eye to produce sand-like particles?

Answer:
Dry eyes would be the most common. Tears have a high salt content and when the liquid or aqueous layer dries out (particularly after sleeping) small granules may be left. Simple over-the-counter tear drops may be the answer.

Answered by: Jeffrey Whitman, MDDr. Jeffrey Whitman

Categories: Eye Conditions

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Answered: Feb 27, 2013

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