The Eyes Feel Heavy, It Is Difficult To Open And Close And The View Is Unfocused?

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Hello doctor, r nI am 17 years old. I have often felt that my eyes have become very heavy since grade 10. My eyes are uncomfortable to open, even close. R nBut I often let them. When I was in 12th grade, eye pain became more common. Moreover, if I am tired, or too focused on seeing something and it is not because of a gadget because my position is on the boarding. Sometimes my vision suddenly blurred and I could not focus on seeing something. R nDo you think that my eye pain is a cylindrical symptom? and do I have to go to an eye doctor? r nThank you for the answer ..

1 Answer:

Hi fathima,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Eyes that feel heavy, have difficulty opening and closing, and the vision is unfocused can be signs of eye fatigue (asthenopia). This condition is generally not caused by something dangerous. However, if left without proper handling, this can lead to a decrease in learning performance, work, and even increase the risk of accidents (for example, when you are driving).

There are many triggers for eye fatigue, one of which is related to excessive eye use, for example for reading, staring at gadgets, and so on. It could also be, eye fatigue occurs due to eye refraction disorders (including nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism), exposure to excessive glare, seeing continuously in a room with poor lighting, and so on. People with tired eyes can also experience sore, itchy, sore, watery or dry eyes, and vision problems. Tired eyes can also make it easier for you to feel dizzy, have headaches, have trouble sleeping or actually get sleepy easily, and so on.

In order to make sure, whether your complaint occurs due to eye fatigue or other triggers, you should see an ophthalmologist directly. The doctor can also do a visual acuity test (visus) to assess the possibility of an eye refractive disorder that aggravates your complaint.

In the meantime, here are the steps we can suggest:

Avoid excessive eye use, including when reading or using the computer. If your eyes feel tired, take a break. Limit staring at gadgets, try a maximum of 2 hours per day Compress the eyes using cucumber slices, ice cubes, or a cooled spoon to relax the eye muscles Adjust the distance between your eyes and the books or gadgets you use (about 40 to 60 cm) , don't be too dim, but don't be too dazzled. Sleep regularly When your eyes feel dry, artificial tears. Eat and drink healthy and nutritious. Protect your eyes from dust and pollution.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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