Cataract Eyes Due To Toy Bullets?
hello when I was 3 years old my eye was hit by a bullet to play toys finally my eye lens turned white. like cataracts and have remained white until now. It’s been 20 years for a solution
Hello Afdi Simorangkir,
Cataracts are clouding of the lens inside the eye. The lens of the eye is an important visual medium, turbidity of the lens causes visual impairment in patients. Cataracts can arise due to degeneration (aging) or due to trauma. Blunt or sharp trauma to the eye can cause cataract formation.
Eye trauma causes interference with the lens fibers so that it cannot maintain a "clear" condition. The most common feature of traumatic cataracts is rosete or stelata (the vaginal discharge forms like a star glowing in the middle). Trauma to the eye besides causing cataracts can also be accompanied by a shift in the position of the lens, damage to the cornea, increased pressure on the eyeball, detachment of the retinal layer, and so forth. A proper diagnosis of these abnormalities can be made from a direct examination with a doctor, especially an ophthalmologist.
If a doctor's examination shows a diagnosis of traumatic cataract. Then the treatment that can be done is through surgery to remove the cloudy lens. To help the patient's vision, usually an artificial eyepiece will be placed on the capsule of the eyepiece before or placed on the front of the iris (brown layer of the eye) if the lens capsule is damaged / absent. Until now there are no medicines that have proven to be effective and safe for removing lens opacities. Surgery is the only way to treat cataracts.
Examination by a doctor is of course also needed to prove that the white color occurs in the lens layer. Because eye trauma can also cause damage to the cornea, the outer layer of the eyeball. Severe damage to the cornea can lead to the formation of scar tissue (matrix) on the cornea which is also whitish. If the scar tissue forms in the middle and covers the opening of the eye (pupils), the patient will also have difficulty seeing. For corneal matrix cases, the treatment needed is keratoplasty / corneal transplantation which is more difficult to do in our country due to donor limitations.
So the right solution in your case is to check yourself first with an ophthalmologist, then the doctor will determine the right therapeutic plan. Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.