Sore Eyes?

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I am an 18 year old woman. 2 days my right eye feels sore when the lid is touched from outside. It feels sore! It’s been almost 4 years since I had insomnia. And during this insomnia, I play gadgets every night in a lying position for 3-4 hours and the lights are off. What should I do to get rid of the pain and what actually happened to my eyes?

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Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. The symptom of the eyelid, which is painful when touched from the outside, is a symptom that is most likely an inflammation of the eyelid, also known as blepharitis. Apart from causing pain, blepharitis also makes the eyes look swollen and red. Among the factors that cause the appearance of this condition are:

Side effects of the drug Insect bites Bacterial infection Abnormalities in the oil glands There are lice on the eyelashes

Other lesser but possible possibilities include viral infections, allergies, dry eyes, neurological disorders and injuries. To ensure this, we strongly recommend that you see an eye doctor in order to get the most appropriate treatment and according to your condition.

Meanwhile regarding insomnia, although the symptoms both involve the eyes, namely the eyes that are not drowsy in insomnia, the scientific field is very different. Doctors who are competent and tasked with treating sleep disorders such as insomnia are psychiatrists. Your habit of playing gadgets every night in dark conditions actually makes it difficult for you to sleep. This is because the light from the gadget that you hold prevents the release of hormones that should come out during sleep at night.

There are many ways to deal with insomnia, by consulting a psychiatrist, you will be chosen the best way that suits you, including breathing exercises, sleep hygiene by not using a mattress for activities other than sleeping, to sleeping pills if necessary.

So back to the conclusion, from your story, there are two problems. The first is your sore eyelids due to the possible causes that we mentioned above and should be treated by an ophthalmologist, and the second is sleep disturbance or insomnia which should be treated by a psychiatrist.

Meanwhile, don't touch your eyes, avoid dusty, polluting and smoky places, avoid using drugs that are not according to doctor's recommendations, regular exercise, eating vegetables and fruit, and make yourself comfortable before bed, such as by consuming milk or warm chocolate, or warm shower. So, hopefully it answers your question.

dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa

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