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What causes a white film on the inside of an eyelid?

I am just recovering from pink eye and had it in both eyes a severe case. I now have a long white film/patch on the inside of my lower left eyelid, what could this be and the cause? I'm 36 yrs old, 5'0, 203lbs. I also have high blood pressure and MS. I take norvasc, hctz, Effexor, ambien, and gilenya.
Tue, 20 May 2014
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Hello
It seems from the history that you had an episode of severe pink eye and you are having a layer on the eyelids.
This indicate membranous or pseudo membranous conjunctivitis which occurs in case of severe virulent pink eye.
The treatment is by mechanical peeling of the membrane. This is important to prevent complications like symblepharon.
Hence I advice you to consult your doctor for examination and treatment accordingly.

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What causes a white film on the inside of an eyelid?

Hello It seems from the history that you had an episode of severe pink eye and you are having a layer on the eyelids. This indicate membranous or pseudo membranous conjunctivitis which occurs in case of severe virulent pink eye. The treatment is by mechanical peeling of the membrane. This is important to prevent complications like symblepharon. Hence I advice you to consult your doctor for examination and treatment accordingly. Thank you