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Eye care tips

“Eyes are the most precious gift of god, you will never get another pair, so look after your lovely eyes.”

Causes:

  • Congenital (from birth).
  • The condition, which generally appears in old age but can also result from diabetes, brain tumor, stroke, or accident, can affect one or both eyelids and worsen or improve over time.

Doís

You can do a lot to prevent diabetes eye problems.

  • Include lot of vitamin A in your diet.
  • Wear productive eyeglasses while driving, working in industries, chemical exposure, welding etc.
  • Periodically check your vision by closing one eye.
  • Go for periodical eye checkups when there is family history of eye problem like glaucoma or retinal detachment.
  • Have strict diet control in case of diabetes or hypertension.
  • If you are a contact lens wearer, then make sure that you wash your hands each and every time you handle your lenses to avoid infections.
  • If you use computers for more than four – five hours a day, take a break for every twenty minutes. Look at any distant object for twenty seconds and then get back to work This will relax your eyes.
  • Have a regular eye check up with the ophthalmologist.

Doníts:

  • If dust particles enter your eyes, do not rub your eyes. Just wash your eyes with clean water.
  • If you have any infection in one eye, then do not touch the other eye or use the tissue or cloth which you used to wipe the infectious eye to avoid the spread of infection to the other eye.
  • Do not watch television at a close distance.
  • Do not lie down and read a book.
  • Do not read books in a moving vehicle.
  • Do not take indigenous treatment for eye problems.
  • Avoid smoking habit and alcohol consumption.

When to visit your doctor?

If you experience the following symptoms or signs then it is advisable to visit an eye care specialist immediately,

  • Sudden blurring of vision or sudden loss of vision.
  • Flashes of light or floaters in front of the eyes.
  • Peripheral visual loss.
  • Decreased vision in one eye.
  • When you squeeze or blink your eyes to see an object.
  • Severe reddening of the eyes.
  • Double vision.
  • Sudden marked distortion of vision.
  • Severe pain in the eyes.
  • Any sort of injury to the eye.
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