Causes And Ways Of Dealing With Yellowish Lumps In The Corner Of The Eye?
Hello I want to ask, in the pupils near the tip of my nose like a small lump. The lump is yellowish with redness but does not hurt. I am worried that there is a problem in my eyes or just an inflammation because lately in Pekanbaru the haze is thick and I am forced to leave the house because of the demands of work. Please help and advice from doctors, thank you
Good morning, thanks for the question
Yellowish lump that is near the corner of the eye is probably a pinguecula. Pinguecula is a yellowish-white spots that grow on the surface of the conjunctiva of the eye. In addition to spots on the conjunctiva, complaints include a lump, pain, or redness. Pinguecula is benign and its occurrence will increase with age and increase in sun exposure.
In this condition it does not require special treatment if it does not cause serious complaints or does not cause significant visual impairment in sufferers. Giving eye drops are generally only intended to reduce eye irritation.
Other conditions that have similar symptoms such as pterygium. Pterygium is a growth of connective tissue membranes and blood vessels that are triangular in shape and grow from the direction of the conjunctiva to the cornea. Symptoms such as discomfort in the eye, or irritation and redness in the eye. If the pteregium is enlarged and extends to the pupillary area, it can interfere with vision, so surgical removal of the membrane is required.
Carry out further consultations with your doctor to determine the final diagnosis at this time. To minimize the effects of forest fire fumes on the eyes it is best to limit outdoor activities, or if forced to, wear sunglasses, not rubbing the eyes with hands, and eye drops with artificial eye drops.
That's all, hope you can help.