Eyes are windows through which we can see many things. Eye care is needed for those who have eye problems or for eye health. Maintaining eye health is done so that the eyes do not get tired easily and can cause eye pain. Dr. Seivilia Artanti, Sp.M as an Ophthalmologist from Primaya Evasari Hospital Jakarta said that in fact there is no special treatment for normal eyes, but if you are experiencing problems, you should check your eyes at least once a year. But it’s good for normal eyes to check eye health at least once a year.
How to Maintain Eye Health According to Doctor Primaya Hospital
Ophthalmologist from Primaya Evasari Hospital Jakarta, Dr. Seivilia Artanti, Sp.M explained that doing eye care regularly is part of how to maintain our eye health. Such as trying to avoid getting too close in reading or watching television. Don’t be too hung up on looking at computer screens or gadgets and don’t rub your eyes harshly and so on.
According to Doctor Seivilia Artanti, he is currently working on a campaign to make the public aware of eye health and eye care. For example, by not treating your own eyes without a prescription from a doctor. “Actually, the medicines sold in pharmacies are probably just eye drops for minor eye diseases. So if you have mild eye complaints, it is possible for someone to buy over-the-counter drugs at the pharmacy. However, you should not use eye drops without a doctor’s prescription. Because drugs without a doctor’s prescription if used improperly can cause dangers such as blindness.” explained the ophthalmologist.
Some people also still use herbal medicine as an alternative in eye treatment. Even though until now there has been no scientific research that proves it. For example, herbal medicine can cure eye pain by using betel leaf. Doctor Seivila added that betel leaf is not recommended for eye drops. Because usually the betel leaf after being boiled in hot water and then weighed, it is not certain whether the leaves are clean and whether the water is also hygienic because when we weigh the eyes the water is usually cold. “Perhaps his eyes are still infected with wounds, coupled with being weighed like that makes it easier for fungi to enter the eyes,” he explained.
Healing Eye Pain
Dr. Seivilia Artanti, Sp.M as an Ophthalmologist from Primaya Evasari Hospital Jakarta stated that eye pain is a pain that can actually heal itself. “It is possible when we have eye pain and use eye drops to say it heals, when in fact it will heal by itself,” said Doctor Seivilia.
In cataract patients, healing of eye pain can also be done with Phacoemulsification which is one of the eye surgery techniques that does not make large wounds and heals quickly. The operation only lasted about 20 minutes.
While the healing of eye disease in premature infants ( Retinopathy of prematurity – ROP) is usually screening for babies born prematurely. Babies born prematurely have not yet matured all of their limbs, including the eyes, usually the nerves of the eyes are not perfect. Retinopathy of prematurity can also occur due to rubella infection when the mother is pregnant. Treatment for ROP is laser therapy or cryotherapy.