What are Eye Boogers?

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Reactions Science Videos | September 11, 2018

Eye crusties, sleep, sand, eye boogers. What’s that stuff in the corner of your eyes when you wake up? This week, Reactions explains the chemistry of the film that protects your eyes.

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Why do we get sleep in  our eyes?

THE MELBOMIAN GLANDS

What Are Eye Boogers, Anyway?

Analysis of the Composition of Lipid in Human Meibum from Normal Infants, Children, Adolescents, Adults, and Adults with Meibomian Gland Dysfunction Using 1H-NMR Spectroscopy

What Are 'Eye Crusties' Made Of? uBiome Invites Citizen Scientists to Find Out

Why Your Eyes Are Crusty in the Morning

Eye Discharge (Sleep In Your Eyes)

Meibomian glands, meibum, and meibogenesis.

Human Meibum Lipid Conformation and Thermodynamic Changes with Meibomian-Gland Dysfunction

Glycocalyx

The Structure and Assembly of Secreted Mucins

The Microscopic Structures of Dried Human Tears

Ever wonder why dogs sniff each others' butts? Or how Adderall works? Or whether it's OK to pee in the pool? We've got you covered: Reactions a web series about the chemistry that surrounds you every day.

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