..well..I just might have a clue..
The gel/goo accumulates rapidly on the eye surface
during sleep, when the normal "washing" causd by
blinking is much reduced. The bacteria grow rapidly
on the eye, spreading their slime everywhere.
The white of the eye is irritated and turns pink and
a burning sensation is produced. Eyewash is helpful
to remove this sludge; antihistimine eyewashes quickly
counter the burning sensation. If the goo is left on
long enough, it begins to form microscopic fibers..which
feel like grit/dust on the eye.
This eyeslime is the same goo that is found in/on the
skin lesions...it's the same gel/bacteria process.
The gel appears to be lysing skin cells as well as bacteria. [gel forming bacteria outside of the goo sphere
will vanish, forming a "zone of inhibition" ring around the
sphere; where no bacteria will remain]. The bacterial lysing/dissolving activity of some
chemical produced by the gel appears to be the reason why
morgellon lesions do not usually become infected by opportunistic bacteria and fungi that are always found
on the skin.