Eye Drops For Wedge Eyes And Blurry Vision That Is Safe For Pregnant Women?
My mom is 7 months pregnant, it’s been 2 days, her left eye is not clear to see as there is a lump.? R n r n Is the eye drops gentamicin sulfate safe for pregnant women?
Hello Ly, thank you for your question to HealthReplies.com.
Vision that is not clear / blurred and the eye feels lumped can be caused by many things. This is caused by the many parts of the eye organ that can be disrupted. Some conditions that can cause these conditions for example:
Inflammation of the conjunctiva / membrane lining the eyes, also called conjunctivitis. This condition can be affected by various causes, such as mild or severe bacterial infections, viral infections, and allergies. Symptoms that usually appear are reddish, watery eyes (can be clear liquid or thick yellow), feels lumpy. However, for this condition conjunctivitis is usually rarely accompanied by decreased vision. Inflammation in the cornea (keratitis). Cornea is a part of the eye that functions as a refractive medium to refract incoming light. Disorders of the cornea can be caused by sores on the cornea or infection. Infection can be caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi. The use of contact lenses that are not good, not hygienic, and in the long term are also often associated with keratitis. Some of the symptoms of keratitis are red eye, sensitivity to light / photophobia, blurred vision, sore or lumpy eyes, and watering. In addition, dry eye disease can also cause inflammation in the cornea or conjunctiva due to continuous friction of the eye with the inner eyelid. Foreign objects in the eyes. Almost all people must have experienced winks, where our eyes have foreign objects, such as dirt / dust, rice grain, even insects, and other objects. The eyes will feel very lumpy and can also cause the eyes to feel sore. Impaired vision can also be blurred if a foreign object that enters the eye is located in the cornea or causes injury to the cornea. Complaints are often felt suddenly by someone. Usually we can see directly objects that enter the eye. However, if it is not visible, it can be used as a special instrument such as a microscope to see foreign objects. Increased pressure inside the eyeball, also called glaucoma. There are two types of glaucoma, glaucoma that occurs slowly / chronic and sudden / acute. Acute glaucoma can cause pain in the eyes, red eyes, blurred vision, watery, to a sudden headache. This condition requires immediate therapy to reduce pressure on the eyeball. and so forth. Quite a lot of things that can cause the conditions experienced by your mother. Therefore, it is necessary to know in advance the exact cause of the condition before we choose the treatment. Eye diseases caused by bacterial infections require antibiotics, while for viral infections, antiviral drugs are needed, and fungal infections with antifungals. While the treatment needed for inflammation due to friction due to dry eyes only requires artificial tears or with additional anti-inflammatory alone. The treatment used for eye conditions is usually only topical medication (eye drops), but the doctor will assess how severe the condition of the infection is, and whether or not the medication needs to be taken.
For the drug you are asking, gentamicin sulfate eye drops are an antibiotic used for bacterial infections. There is not enough research data related to the effect of its use on pregnant women and fetuses. However, this drug may be given if it is already known that the benefits will outweigh the risks. So, my advice, check your mother's condition to an ophthalmologist. The doctor will ask further related to the symptoms that are felt and will do an examination on your mother's eyes, ranging from visual examination / sharp vision, examination of the front of the eye, and the inside. If the condition is indeed caused by a bacterial infection, of course the doctor will give antibiotic eye drops.
That's all, hopefully it helps.
dr. Sheryl Serelia.