The Left Eye Feels Lumpy And Has A Lot Of Dirt?
Good evening, my doctor is a 22 year old woman, my eye condition is minus 0.75 last check in mid 2017. My left eye often feels lumpy, if I open my lower lid, it turns out that there is dirt like a patch that extends like a thread, it can even reach 4cm in length. Every day you can go out more than 5 times, can this be a sign of a serious illness? Thank you doctor.
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Minus eyes (myopia, nearsightedness) can indeed make the eyes feel blocked due to being too tired when not corrected properly. However, this condition should not be so severe that it causes abnormal discharge (mucus) as you are experiencing.
Chances are, your complaints arise due to other causes, such as conjunctivitis. This condition reflects inflammation that occurs in the clear membrane of the eye. Triggers can vary, ranging from viral infections, bacterial infections, allergies, exposure to chemicals, entry of foreign objects, to blocked tear glands (in infants). Not only a feeling of lump and soreness, people with conjunctivitis generally also experience red, sore, watery eyes, and are more sensitive to light.
In addition to conjunctivitis, the sensation of a lump in the eye and stinging can also occur due to other causes, such as uveitis (inflammation of the uveal tract), keratitis (inflammation of the cornea), corneal ulcers, pterygium (lining of the eye due to excessive exposure to sunlight and dry air), pinguecula, endophthalmitis (eyeball inflammation), and so on.
Try to get yourself checked by an ophthalmologist. That way, treatment can be carried out appropriately according to the condition that underlies your complaint, for example through the administration of anti-inflammatory drugs, antibiotics, and so on.
In the meantime, avoid excessive rubbing of the eyes that feels blocked, especially scraping the secretions that come out with dirty hands. Wipe the secretions that come out of the eyes using a clean, unscented tissue. If necessary, use protective eyewear to prevent the eyes from entering harmful foreign particles. You can use drops that contain artificial tears to help make your eyes feel more comfortable.
Hope it helps ya..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah