My Eyes Often Itch
Hello doc, I want to ask today, my eyes are so stubborn, I keep on checking “as usual, then when I see my eyes like there is a white layer of white eyeballs like dislodged a little top layer. When held even soft and can be moved. Is this dangerous, doc? Do you have to do further / leave it?
Hello Eldora ...
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The white coating on the eyeball is a symptom of pterygium. The membrane that grows can reach the cornea, this condition can occur in one eye or even both. The cause of the emergence of pterygium itself is not known with certainty, but this often happens to someone who has a high level of outdoor activity due to excessive sun exposure being a factor in the emergence of pterygium. Dry eyes can also be a factor. Patients, dust, smoke and wind can also increase the risk of pterygium. Symptoms arising from this situation are:
- Red eye
- Itching or stinging in the eye lining area
- Eyes as a lump
- Impaired vision: this is when the pterygium has reached the cornea.
We recommend that you check the condition of your eyes to the doctor's eye sepsialis, if there are conditions such as the presence of yellow rickshaws on the whites of the eyes, red eyes and feel dry, itchy and itchy. The doctor will do an examination using a slit lamp to check the condition of the eyes, as well as check the ability of vision. Treatment of ptrigium itself is not needed if it is not accompanied by a meaningful complaint other than the emergence of membranes in the eye, but if there is redness in the eye, eye drops need to be taken containing corticosteroids to relieve inflammation. Surgical procedures are needed in cases where drug use does not help and there is visual impairment. To prevent pterygium, you should use sunglasses when you are outdoors, this aims to avoid direct exposure to sunlight and smoke and dust to prevent pterygium, artificial tear drops also function to lubricate the eye and prevent recurrence of pterygium.
In situations where the corona virus is spreading rapidly, if not accompanied by needs and urgency you should stay at home, or take care of yourself so that you are not exposed to the virus, if there are complaints such as sore throat that gets worse for more than 2 weeks, accompanied by fever more than 38 degrees Celsius, coughs, colds that do not heal until there is a feeling of tightness or difficulty breathing, even though you have tried to take medication, then you should check yourself to the doctor, for further examination.
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