Red Eyes, Itchiness, And White Eyes As If There Were Bulges?
Hi, I am now 25 years old, working day and night staring at laptop monitors and cellphones. For the past 3 months I have felt that my eyes are often itchy, red and there is a lump in the right eye area of the white eye area, and if the eyes are rubbed slowly, it looks like my eyes have become wrinkled or not tight. Is that a symptom of a dangerous disease?
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Eyes that feel itchy, reddish, and appear bumps on the whites of the eyes, may indicate pinguecula. This condition, which is often also known as eye acne, occurs when the conjunctiva (the clear membrane on the front of the eye) grows excessively due to dry eyes or exposure to excessive sunlight. This dry eye can trigger a lot, it could be due to contact with dry air, excessive use of computers or other gadgets, excessive contact with air conditioners or fans, and so on. When the eyes are calm, maybe you will only find a yellowish or pinkish bump resembling zits on the whites of your eyes. However, when inflamed, these lumps can enlarge, redden, to make the eyes feel itchy, runny, more sensitive to light, and this will obviously interfere with your activities.
Not only pinguecula, complaints in your eyes may also occur as symptoms of pterygium, conjunctivitis, benign or malignant tumors, keratitis, corpus alienum, entropion, and so on.
For more details, you should check yourself directly to the doctor or ophthalmologist. Depending on the cause, your condition can later be treated differently, for example by administering drugs, surgery, or other therapeutic modalities. In the meantime, do not continue the habit of rubbing the eyes so that inflammation does not occur. Do not also carelessly gouge or provide any handling of complaints in your eyes without doctor's advice. If the eyes feel uncomfortable, you can relieve it first by shedding artificial tears. Do not forget, do not overactivate with a laptop or other gadget, protect your eyes from intruding foreign objects or staring in direct sunlight, getting enough sleep, and compressing your eyes with cucumber slices or ice cubes to feel more comfortable.
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