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Q. I have a thin whitish film on my left eye. Any opinion?


Hello doctor,

I was having a very good day working. But as the evening came by, I gradually felt an irritation in my left eye. I thought I am going to have an eyesore. But the next day, I was shocked after seeing a thin whitish film on my left eye. This stuff did not even make a little appearance the previous days. The sensation is very comparable to an eyesore though my eye does not produce any discharge. Any opinion? My sister had been diagnosed with pterygium and undergone surgery. I wonder if it is the same issue.

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Dr. Manjunath Natarajan
Ophthalmology (Eye Care


Welcome to icliniq.com.

The photo attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity) is not very clear and has a lot of shadows, but I can tell you that the white thing is an inflammation of your cornea, most probably an ulcer.

It needs a visit to your ophthalmologist as soon as possible and can be diagnosed only by a slit lamp.

Measures you can take to lessen the irrigation:

  1. Wear good quality sunglasses while going out in the sun or in bright light conditions.
  2. Can use over the counter painkillers for pain relief, if necessary.
  3. Keep your eye as clean as possible and do not rub or touch it with your hands, the lesser the contact the better.

Hope you get well soon.

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