Medication To Treat Spots On The Eyelids?
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Hello Mrs. Johariyani, thank you for consulting with us on HealthReplies.com. Basically, red eyes occur with swelling of blood vessels at the base of the white membrane of the eye (sclera). And this swelling can be caused by various things, such as the entry of dust / foreign particles that enter the eye, the presence of infections, allergic processes, injuries, the effects of sun exposure or dry eyes.
In conjunctivitis / inflammation of the conjunctiva, is a common condition that causes red eye, and is usually caused by a virus or bacterial infection. But other than that it can be caused due to an allergic reaction or the effects of irritation to the eye. If it is caused due to an allergy the symptoms that appear are usually red eyes in both eyes, which are sometimes swollen, and accompanied by itching and the eyes are often nerocon or runny. Usually it will happen like that over and over again when exposed to allergens / allergy triggers. If caused by a bacterial infection, usually red eyes are accompanied by a lot of eye discharge such as pus, eye pain or itching, and swelling. In viral infections the eyes will be red, itchy and runny.
In dry eyes, because the production of tears is inadequate, the eyes will dry easily and cause the eyes to be easily irritated, so that it will cause a reaction to swelling of blood vessels in the eye and the eyes will appear red. Usually dry eyes are triggered by hot and dry or windy weather, continuous contact lens use, or the presence of inflammatory diseases in the eyelids such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and Sjorgen's disease.
Eyes that are too tired due to old usage in front of computers, TVs, gadgets can basically cause dry, tired and watery eyes constantly. Also accompanied by headaches and extreme fatigue. In addition, red eyes can also be caused by eye injuries such as accidents, exposure to foreign objects or chemicals, scratches that cause corneal abrasions, post-surgery, exposure to excessive UV light or burns.
If the ophthalmologist does say that the red eye that occurs is due to an allergic reaction from dust, then it is most likely indeed due to an allergy. The opinion of the examining doctor is based on the examination that he has done, so that if indeed there is a perceived lack of response to the therapy given, it is better to consult the ophthalmologist again. Basically to avoid red eyes caused by allergies, it is better to avoid the causes of allergies, and take a few steps as follows:
avoid trigger factors that make red eyes in this case is dust
wash your hands with soap before handling eyes
stop rubbing or scratching eyes
reduce activities that can make the eyes become tired
use special glasses to protect the eyes from sun exposure if there are many outdoor activities.