Eye Pain After Injury?
Hello doctor, I’m a 17-year-old student. A few days ago my left eye accidentally stuck with rubber. At first it was very painful and cenut cenut, when I tried to open my eyes it was also a little annoyed, but a few hours after that it was better, it’s just that my eyes look smaller than my other eyes. And what I want to ask, why is it that after that incident my eyes so often feel pain and cenut cenut? Even my white eyes are somewhat bluish, and also sensitive when exposed to light. Will my eyes still be okay? And what should I do if it happens again?
Hello Zainita, thank you for asking.
Injury to the eye can be an injury due to sharp trauma (for example exposed to broken glass) and injury due to blunt trauma (like the case you experienced). At the time of the eye injury, structures such as eyelids, eye bones, or eyeballs, can experience interference. Your small-looking eyes may be caused by bruising on the eyelids or the structure of the surrounding skin. Pressure caused by rubber can also be passed on to the eyeball. There are several possible conditions in your case, namely:
Conjunctival injury or outermost membrane. Bruising or bleeding can occur on the white part of the eyeball, so that it appears reddish or bluish. This occurs due to rupture of peripheral blood vessels. Bleeding will disappear on its own in a few days or weeks, depending on the extent. This condition does not interfere with vision. Injury to the cornea of the eye. The cornea can experience a torn wound or a scratch. This causes pain and vision problems. Injury to the cornea will facilitate keratitis or infection of the cornea. Injury to the structure in the eyeball. Injury can affect the iris, pupil, lens, or even the retina. You should consult with your eye doctor directly, so that the right diagnosis is made and treated immediately. The doctor will assess the outer structure of the eye and the inner structure of the eye with special tools. Injury to the eye that is not handled properly can result in permanent damage. In the meantime, limit the work of your eyes, try not to stare at the electronic screen for too long.
Thus our brief information, hopefully can help you. Regards.