The Duration Of Healing Inflammation Of The Lining Of The Eye?
Good afternoon doctor. My wife has been infected with viral keratitis for 9 days and has been seeing an eye doctor since 3 days ago. There are several medicines prescribed and consumed, both drops and oral. What I’m asking is: how long will it take to cure the disease? Why does the eyelid become swollen and more painful, is that normal?
Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. Keratitis is an inflammatory condition in the corneal layer or the outer layer of the eye. There are various causes of keratitis, including bacterial, viral, fungal, and parasitic infections, contact lens wear, foreign body scratches on the cornea, vitamin A deficiency, dry eye, and even sun exposure can also cause keratitis. When it is caused by a virus, the condition is called viral keratitis.
Because of the various conditions that cause it, of course keratitis also has different ways of healing, and is also influenced by the severity, as well as the overall health condition of the patient. Regarding your question, it is uncertain how long the recovery will take. Some are because the body's immune system is good, it can heal in a few days, but if the condition is severe and or the immune system is bad, it can take longer to a matter of weeks. The most able to answer this is the eye doctor who has seen it firsthand.
What is clear, the swollen and more painful eyelids need to be examined again because the condition should improve over time. Our advice, because it can be said your wife has tried to handle the doctor but did not improve, you should bring your wife back to the eye doctor for an evaluation of his condition. It is not possible for your wife to be allergic to the ingredients given to her so that such reactions occur. Your ophthalmologist will later determine whether your wife should replace or add other drugs.
Meanwhile, what needs to be ensured is don't shed anything into the eye except the prescribed medication. It has long been circulating in the community of herbal medicines, plant extracts or others which are believed to cure complaints in the eyes but this can actually make the condition worse. Make sure your wife only uses the medicine she got from the doctor and uses it as directed. Avoid it from exposure to dust, sand and smoke, especially when riding a motorcycle, do not use contact lenses and rest his eyes regularly.