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Splitting can be caused by many things, ranging from dust particles, wood chips, even falling eyelashes. Although it is a common occurrence, it is best not to ignore this complaint, because after all, splints can cause more serious eye problems if not treated properly
When a foreign object enters the eye, it is usually attached to the cornea or conjunctiva of the eye. Generally, twinkles are harmless. However, in certain cases, this condition can lead to infection and even the potential to cause vision loss.
Squinting Eye Symptoms
If you experience twinkle eyes, there are several symptoms that may arise, namely:
- Pressure in the eyes
- The feeling of a lump in the eye
- Eyes sting or hurt, especially when you see light
- watery eyes
- Red eyes
- eyes blink excessively
- Blurred vision
In very rare cases, for example when there is a strong enough impact, a foreign object can also get stuck in the eye. This condition can cause symptoms in the form of a lot of discharge or blood from the eye.
How to Overcome Squinty Eyes
Please note that foreign objects that enter the eye must be removed as soon as possible, because if left for too long, it is feared that foreign objects can cause more serious complications, such as infection, injury, to the appearance of scar tissue on the cornea.
If the cause of the flickering is dust or thin hair, generally the eyes will release tears to help clean the eyes. However, when the foreign object that enters is large enough or sticks tightly, then the ways that can be done to overcome this condition include:
- Don't rub your eyes right away.
- Wash hands with running water and soap until clean before touching the eye area.
- If you are wearing contact lenses, remove them first.
- Find the presence of a foreign object in the eye with the help of a mirror. To make it easier, make sure the room lighting is sufficient. You can start by looking at the white part of the eyeball, then to the upper and lower eyelids.
After that, if the foreign object causing the twinkle has been found, there are several steps you need to take to remove it, namely:
- Prepare a container of warm water.
- Immerse the twinkling eyes in the water container earlier.
- If the foreign object is on the inside of the upper eyelid, gently pull it out.
- Blink your eyes several times in the water, to remove foreign objects in your eyes.
- Avoid removing foreign objects in the eye by using solid objects, such as toothpicks, tweezers, or cotton buds.
Generally, if a foreign object has come out of the eye, you can tell by the disappearance or easing of the twinkle symptoms, such as a feeling of lump or pain in the eye. If so, use a cotton swab or clean tissue to gently dry the skin around the eyes.
Most of the twinkle conditions can actually be treated at home. However, if after carrying out the steps above, the foreign body in the eye does not come out for more than 24 hours, especially if it is accompanied by other symptoms, such as bleeding eyes or blurred vision, immediately consult a doctor.
The reason is, there is a possibility that the object will not only stick, but stick in the eye, so it requires immediate treatment from a doctor.