Red, Itchy And Watery Eyes?

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Hello. I want to ask .. My eyes are reddish and itchy, sometimes they are watery, they often appear like dark circles floating in my sight (red eyes) because of what?

1 Answer:

Hi Tsafira,

Thank you for asking

Reddish, itchy, watery eyes usually indicate inflammation. If this complaint appears with a floater (it seems that black shadows floating in the vision), then the possible trigger of the inflammation is posterior uveitis.

Uveitis itself is defined as inflammation that occurs in the uveal tract, which is the middle part of the wall of the eyeball. This tract includes the iris, ciliary body, and also the choroid. Posterior uveitis occurs when inflammation occurs at the back of the eye, starting from the choroid to reach the retina (choroiditis and retinitis). This condition can occur due to many causes, ranging from a history of injury, surgery in the eye, autoimmune disorders (such as sarcoidosis, ankylosing spondylitis), inflammatory disorders (eg Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis), infections (for example, being scratched by a cat, herpes zoster, syphilis, toxoplasmosis, tuberculosis), or cancer of the eye (such as lymphoma).

In addition to posterior uveitis, your complaints may also occur due to other causes, for example:

Posterior vitreous detachment Tear or detachment of the retina from its attachment Bleeding in the eyeball Inflammation of the other eye, etc. How long has this complaint been exactly? Does it exceed 3 days? If so, you should no longer delay seeing a doctor or eye specialist. The doctor will evaluate in detail the condition of your eye, including with the help of special instruments, such as a slit lamp or ofthalmoscope. That way, the doctor can give you the best treatment. If it is true that posterior uveitis is the trigger for your complaint, then treatment can be given with drugs, vitrectomy, or other surgery tailored to your eye condition.

What you should do right now is:

Not rubbing excess itchy eyes Not holding your eyes with dirty hands Minimizing the use of cosmetics or contact lenses Use protective glasses if necessary Put artificial tears first to make your eyes calmer Hope it helps, okay?

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