Embossed White In The Eye Area?
this is my sister why the lens is white and white, it’s only 4 years old ,, why ??? What sickness please?
Thank you for the question.
Need to be clarified, which part of the eye exactly do you mean whitish? What is the middle?
The lens is the part of the eye that is in charge of receiving light impulses, and passing them to the retina to be captured by the brain and interpreted as images of certain objects. Normally, eye lenses are transparent, with flexible tissue (can be elongated, can be shortened), and are located just behind the iris and pupils.
Often, the color of the lens of the eye will turn white in the elderly, which is due to cataracts. However, children can also have white eye lenses, for example because:
Congenital cataracts (congenital lens of the congenital eye lens, can occur due to certain genetic disorders)
Pediatric cataracts are obtained, for example due to uveitis, tumors in the eye (such as retinoblastoma), detachment of the retina from its attachment (retinal detachment), maternal infection that is transmitted to the child (eg rubella)
Iatrogenic cataract, such as due to side effects of drugs (such as steroids), radiotherapy, vitrectomy, or also laser
Other causes besides cataracts, such as hypopyon, eye injury, foreign body entry, pterygium, corneal ulcer, etc.
Without checking your sister's condition directly, it is difficult for us to identify the possible cause of her complaint. Therefore, you should go to see a doctor directly, ophthalmologist, or pediatrician, yes. Depending on the cause of the complaint, the condition can later be handled differently, perhaps enough by observation, given medicine, surgery, or also other medical procedures.
In the meantime, do not carelessly give your sister any treatment without doctor's advice. Just keep your sister's eye area clean and don't let in dangerous foreign objects.
Hope this helps ...