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What could be the movable jelly like thing in the eye ?

hi, my sclera seems like it s loose, i can touch it and move it around and it feels like gel. if i look towards my nose it scrunches up like a contact lense. i am a very healthy woman this has never happened before. but this morning when i woke up i could feel something was not right. there is nothing in my eye , i ve rinsed it with water,..but it s still there,.. please help out :)))
Asked On : Thu, 5 Apr 2012
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Ophthalmologist 's  Response
Dear Friend,

your description suggests that you have experienced the mobility of conjunctiva layer of the eye. Conjunctiva is a thin layer transparent layer present in over the eye surface which is firmly adherent to the periphery of the central brown/blue area (your cornea). It then extends over to the periphery covering the white area (the sclera) and then rolls over towards the back of your eye lids. In children it has attachments to the underlying tissues that ted to lossen up as we grow and the tissue becomes mobile and becomes folded up in some cases to appear as if wrinkles have developed on the surface. the condition is called conjunctivochlalasis. This has anxiety in your case but as such the condition mightnot produce any major problems in eye. only if conjunctival folds grow a bit larger they can lead to gritty sensation in eyes and can cause watering. you can rinse your eyes with water to avoid such symptoms. In case this description does alleviate your anxiety please consult an ophthalmologist for examination and consultation. Take Care
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Ophthalmologist Dr. Martin Worrall's  Response
Scleral is the actual white eye wall of the eye and unless your eye has been ruptured will not move. In contrast, the conjunctiva which is the outer surface of the eye is redundant and can be moved over the surface of the eye.

My question to you is how you are able to touch and move it without anesthesia... if you can do this then something is wrong with the sensory nerves to your eye.

The most common reason for relative eye anesthesia and eye pain would be herpetic eye disease. Although many of these infections will clear spontaneously, I would be evaluated by an ophthalmologist.
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