The Appearance Of A White Membrane In The Iris Of The Eye?
I am 18 years old, there is a white membrane on the left side of the iris, sometimes I feel like something is stuck in the eye, the eyes get tired faster, itchy and also sore, why my eyes? dangerous isn’t it?
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The appearance of a membrane in the eye is most often due to a pterygium. This membrane usually emerges from the middle corner of the eye (medial canthus) and then extends to the middle eye. If the size is getting bigger, it is not impossible that this membrane can obstruct the visual field.
It is not yet known exactly what triggers the appearance of pterygium. However, many experts agree that this condition is related to excessive exposure to ultraviolet light, wind, dust, smoke, or pollen, which triggers an overgrowth of the conjunctiva and forms a membrane. This membrane does not cause pain. However, the presence of this membrane can make it easier for the eyes to experience inflammation and irritation, resulting in red eyes, tiredness, itching, stinging, watery, and also a feeling of clogging.
Besides the pterygium, it may also be that the membrane you are referring to is caused by other factors, such as pinguecula, pseudopterygium, cataract, conjunctivitis, cancer, and so on. It is necessary to examine the eye specialist directly to distinguish each of these conditions. Therefore, don't delay getting to the doctor directly ..
The small pterygium often does not require special treatment. However, if the size is enlarged, obstructs the visual field, or becomes inflamed too often, the doctor can overcome it through a surgical procedure coupled with the administration of several types of drugs. As a first step, here's what you should do:
Protect your eyes from possible triggers of pterygium (as mentioned above) Use protective glasses when you are active Do not rub your eyes excessively to minimize the risk of irritation Drop artificial tears to make your eyes feel more comfortable. Minimize the use of cosmetics around your eyes.
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah