Alert!Delayed diagnosis and treatment of this “pink eye” disease can lead to blindness


Mention “pinkeye”, a lot of people are not strange, think it is common acute conjunctivitis, feeling should not be a big problem.In this regard, Huang Zhongwei, professor of ophthalmology at the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, reminded that there is a “pink eye disease” – uveitis danger, delayed treatment may cause visual impairment and even blindness.Therefore, the eye red should find ophthalmologist diagnosis investigation as soon as possible, do not easily draw conclusions themselves is “conjunctivitis”, so as not to delay treatment.A middle-aged woman with extremely low vision went to Huang Zhongwei, professor of ophthalmology at the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, to explain her history of eye disease in detail, revealing that she had suffered from “pinkeye” when she was young.”It was treated as conjunctivitis and she was diagnosed with acute uveitis, but complications developed and the eye disease has been recurrent since then.”Professor Huang looked at her experience of treating eye disease in other hospitals, and found that the diagnosis had been as many as five: optic nerve atrophy, cataract surgery, glaucoma surgery, macular anterior membrane, chronic uveitis, mostly blind eye disease!No wonder her eyesight is still deteriorating after two operations.”Uveitis is a dangerous disease, and delayed diagnosis can lead to visual impairment and even blindness.Therefore, if your eyes are red, do not easily conclude that it is conjunctivitis.”Uveitis refers to inflammation of the uveal membrane, a layer on the middle layer of the eye, huang explained. It is an eye disease that can cause blindness and is most common in patients with rheumatism, rheumatoid disease, tuberculosis or infections with other lesions.And conjunctivitis congestion is not the same, uveitis is called ciliary congestion in ophthalmology, is around the black eye white congestion, Chinese medicine is called “red red round”.Uveitis must be identified with these “pinkeye” professor Huang reminds, uveitis if early delay diagnosis and treatment, the complications, sequelae caused by a large range, treatment is quite intractable.So, early discovery, early diagnosis and treatment is the key, in the diagnosis of adhere to the “pink eye” and the following identification: low acute conjunctivitis, is usually a pink eye, contact most significantly, the biggest characteristic is acerbity, hot and itchy eyes, stick gum paste, eye hyperaemia oedema, suprise, and this kind of eye disease is infectious, timely and rapid treatment can improve.● Acute congestive glaucoma: this disease is mostly elderly, the onset of sudden, more obvious headache, sore eye distension pain, rapid decline in vision or even blindness, ocular pressure significantly increased, corneal edema, pupil dilation and mixed congestion.Local medication is contrary to acute uveitis, it is necessary to use pupil reduction agent to reduce intraocular pressure, and surgical treatment as soon as possible.● Subconjunctival bleeding: this disease is called “white eye bleeding” in Chinese medicine, bleeding in ten days to half a month on the subside, more in the elderly.The disease looks “scary” but the consequences are not serious.Source: Guangzhou Daily · New Flower City

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