12 November 2010

Lot of things to be shared but..


Ya Allah banyak sangat nak update tapi maaalaaaas nak taip. A lot of things crossing in my mind but I don't know where to start. Just make it short and simple okay tak?

Actually kan, tak sempat sebenarnya habiskan puasa 6. Malu je tau :p. Bukan sebab tak tahan nafsu lapar or period but this case betul2 tak dapat dielakkan. On the 5th of October, I went through a minor surgery on my left eye at Tun Hussein Onn Eye Hospital, PJ. In English, they called it as "Chalazion" but in Malay senang cerita ketumbit lah :p. Here is the info of "Chalazion":


What is Chalazion? The term chalazion comes from a Greek word meaning a small lump. It refers to a swelling in the eyelid caused by inflammation of one of the small oil-producing glands (meibomian glands) located in the upper and lower eyelids.

A chalazion is sometimes confused with a stye, which also appears as a lump in the eyelid. A stye is an infection of a lash follicle that forms a red, sore lump near the edge of the eyelid.

A chalazion is an inflammatory reaction to trapped oil secretions. It is not caused by bacteria, although the site can become infected by bacteria. 
Chalazions tend to occur farther from the edge of the eyelid than styes and tend to "point" toward the inside of the eyelid. 
Sometimes a chalazion can cause the entire eyelid to swell suddenly, but usually there is a definite tender point.

Chalazion treatments include:
When a chalazion is small and without symptoms, it may disappear on its own. If the chalazion is large, it may cause blurred vision. 
Chalazions are treated with any or a combination of the following methods:

Warm compresses:

Warm compresses can be applied in a variety of ways. The simplest way is to hold a clean washcloth, soaked in hot water, against the closed lid. Do this for five to ten minutes, three or four times a day. Repeatedly soak the washcloth in hot water to maintain adequate heat. The majority of chalazions will disappear within a few weeks. Sometimes antibiotic ointments are used in combination with warm compresses. 

Steroid injections:
lnjections can be useful after soaks have been tried and a small lump remains. 

Surgical incision or excision:
Large chalazions which do not respond to other treatments can be surgically opened after the early inflammation is reduced.

* Chalazions usually respond well to treatment, although some people are prone to recurrences. If a chalazion recurs in the same place, your ophthalmologist may suggest a biopsy to rule out more serious problems.

The surgery only takes around 1 hour je. But serius saaaakit. I can see clearly the tiny needle of  injection, small knife that used to cut the ketumbit, and everything semua depan mata. Hisssh, seramlah nak cerita because nanti automatik airmataku mengalir, hehehe.

Yang penting, alhamdulillah semua berjalan lancar :)

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