For quite some time now (at least a year, I'd say), I have this translucent white eye stringy things. They make my eye itchy & uncomfortable until I remove them, which is usually done by sticking my finger in the corner of my eye & "scooping" them out. This might sound weird, but they kind of remind me of the cervical mucus you get when you're ovulating. I have to remove them MANY times a day, from both eyes. My eyes often (like, almost constantly) feel dry & itchy, but I'm not sure if that's just because it's hot & dry in the house right now. If I just leave them alone, they affect my vision (the strings get blinked over my eyeballs) & are irritating. I don't have an excessive amount of "eye boogers"/Sandman sand in the corners of my eyes in the mornings & kind of have this feeling they aren't really related to the sleep boogers anyway.
Even when I don't have actual "strings", my eyes feel itchy & like I have to clean the corners out; this sometimes results in translucent white dry flakes. Icky.
Does anyone know what this *IS*, and/or how to treat it? I'm super tired of having them, and I hate trying to remember to wash my hands before getting them out (& tbh, I often don't bother, since I wash my hands a lot during the day already). Plus, it's kind of gross & I don't think Could it be an allergy? I had a mild allergy to cats as a youngster but it hasn't bothered me (that I've noticed) as an adult, and I've been living with cats for 14 years now. Could it be from yeast? I've had troubles with vaginal YI & athlete's foot (which are just YI on your feet) for...all my life, basically! And I've recently (6 months at least) started having trouble with yeast infections on my skin & it often smells slightly "yeasty" under my fingernails (which is one of the reasons I try to wash my hands before picking my eyes & also wonder if the eye strings are related to yeast).
They drive me crazy, mostly because I don't know what they are or why I have them! Plus, it feels really creepy pulling them out of my eyes all the time - having something run across your eyeball is really unnerving!