Good afternoon. My name is Raskim, I want to ask. On Wednesday night Thursday or about 2 days ago. Initially I felt a headache on the right side but slowly the pain moved on the right eye. On the first day I felt quite a pain around my eyes and there was a change in eye color to red on the right side of my eye and on day 2 that is today there was a little white spot on the red part and the pain was somewhat reduced but I was a bit crazy and my eyesight was a bit lacking in focus. Is this a cataract? And if not, can it disappear in a short time? Can it be exposed to water while bathing? Thank you
Hello, Nio Raskim. Thank you for the question submitted to HealthReplies.com. We can understand the concern you feel.
Complaints of red eye accompanied by a sharp decrease in vision can be caused by several possibilities, which often include:
Acute glaucoma (an emergency case, characterized by a sudden increase in pressure in the eyeball, caused by a blockage in the flow of fluid in the eyeball, symptoms: sudden pain in the eyes and back of the head, nausea, vomiting, very red eyes, sharp decrease in vision, swelling cornea, pupils slightly dilated) Anterior uveitis (inflammation of the anterior uvea, symptoms: pain around the eyes, glare seeing light, sharp decrease in vision, red eyes) Acute keratitis (inflammation of the cornea, causing a sharp decrease in vision, red eyes, swelling, until it can cause complications in the form of sores on the cornea, can be caused by infection or immunological response, risk factors: trauma, dry eyes, contact lens use) Endophthalmitis (inflammation in the eyeball, caused by infection or autoimmune reactions, is the most severe complications after cataract surgery ) Complaints that you feel may not be a symptom of cataracts because cataracts are generally not accompanied by red-eye, and the sharp decline in vision that occurs even gradually, not suddenly in a short time. However, you are advised to immediately consult a doctor or ophthalmologist so that an evaluation is done through history taking, physical examination, and supporting examination (if necessary). At home, you can still take a bath as usual and it is recommended to get enough rest, not rubbed the eyes, and not just use eye drops without the advice and supervision of a doctor.
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