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My eye sclera looks dull, a little dark, not pure white, do you think you can’t make it pure white? my eye is also minus 2.5. Do you think what to do to make it white? thanks.

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Hi Ria,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

As we get older, the color of the sclera will generally become a little cloudy. This condition is not always dangerous. It could also be a cloudy sclera due to lack of sleep, genetics (heredity), frequent crying, asthenopia (tired eyes), or side effects of drugs (eg anti-tuberculosis drugs).

However, apart from being a mild condition, it could also be a cloudy (darker) eye sclera indicating a disease, for example:

Vitamin A deficiency

Conjunctivitis (inflammation of the lining of the eye), can be due to allergies, infections, or irritation

Uveitis (inflammation of the uveal tract)

Keratitis (inflammation of the cornea)

Pterygium, pinguecula (eye membranes or acne that occurs due to exposure to dry air or excessive UV rays)
Side effects of alcohol consumption
Impaired liver function, and so on

The minus eye alone should not directly affect the sclera of the eye which becomes cloudy. However, if not treated properly, minus eyes can cause the eyes to tire easily due to continuous accommodation and eventually the sclera becomes more cloudy or reddish.

It is better if you have your eye condition checked directly to an ophthalmologist so that it can be given further treatment. To overcome your eye minus, the doctor can offer correction by using the appropriate glasses or contact lenses. Or it could be, the doctor directs you to undergo surgery. In addition, to treat sclera that is less clear, your doctor may give you special eye drops or some other therapy tailored to the cause of your condition.

In the meantime, you should get regular sleep 6 to 8 hours a day. Avoid over-rubbing your eyes to avoid irritation. Protect your eyes from getting into harmful foreign substances, including dust, smoke, and pollution. Eat foods rich in vitamin A, such as tomatoes, carrots, green leafy vegetables, beef liver, and so on, which are good for nourishing the eyes. Finally, avoid using eye drops or other medicines at random unless on the advice directly from a doctor.

Hope it helps ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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