Cataract Facts: You Must Know Them for an Effective Treatment

Cataract facts: You must know them for an effective treatment

After going through the facts listed below, you’ll have more understanding of the eye complications related to cataract and learn about ways to get it properly treated.

1. There’s not just one but different types of cataracts.

The different types of cataracts include:

Age-related: the type of cataract which is common amongst older people.

Traumatic: the type of cataract that form after an eye injury.

Congenital: the type of cataract that is common in newborn babies. Poor development in the womb, injury, and infection are some of the common causes.

Secondary: the type of cataract that results from other medical conditions like diabetes and other factors such as radiation and ultraviolet (UV) light exposure.

2. Common symptoms of cataracts:-

Some of the common symptoms of cataracts include:

  • Blurred vision
  • Seeing halo around lights
  • Double vision
  • Impaired distance vision
  • Poor night vision
  • Glare

3. Symptoms not typical of cataracts:-

It’s common to misidentify symptoms and think that you have cataracts. But in reality, you might have some other vision problems. This can result in the delay in diagnosis or wrong self-care measures. Symptoms that are unlikely to be associated with cataracts include:

  • Eye discharge
  • Eye redness
  • Eye irritation
  • Excess mucus
  • Eye pain
  • Tearing

4. Advanced age is one of the most important risk factors:-

People who are aged 60 and above are at the highest risk of developing cataracts. With age, the protein fibres in the eyes form clumps and start clouding lens, affecting vision.

5. Eye exam is the go-to diagnosis procedure for doctors:-

Eye doctors conduct a comprehensive eye exam to get a proper diagnosis of the eye condition. The eye exam involves a thorough check of the lens; the doctors do this by dilating the pupils.

6. Can cataracts be prevented?

There’s no proven way to prevent cataracts. However, since the eye condition is common in older adults, it’s crucial to have an annual eye exam for early diagnosis and treatment.

7. You can lower your risk of cataracts:-

Avoiding risks factors such as prolonged exposure to UV rays, smoking, and excessive drinking can help you lower your risk of cataracts.

8. Cataract does not spread from one eye to the other:

There’s a common misconception according to which cataracts can spread from one eye to the other.

9. Your sunglass can be your best friend in lowering cataract risk:-

Choose a pair of sunglasses that has UV protection and wear it whenever you spend time outdoors, in the sunlight.

10. The single-best treatment for cataracts:-

Cataract Surgery is the most effective way to treat the eye condition. The eye surgery involves removal of the natural, clouded lens and replacing them with an artificial one.

11. There may be chances of your refractive error improving after cataract surgery:-

Prior to conducting the surgery, the surgeon will conduct a refraction test to choose an intraocular lens of the right power to give you the best possible vision.

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Do you have cataract? Or are you concerned about your loved one who’s suffering from the eye condition? Get a quality treatment for cataract at Disha Eye Hospital. Our eye specialists can conduct a precise diagnosis and conduct a surgery.

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Blurred Vision FAQs

Blurred Vision FAQs

Blurred vision could simply indicate that you need to update your eyeglass/contact lens prescription. However, in some cases, the eyesight problem can signal something more serious.

If you are experiencing blurred vision, you can visit Disha Eye Hospital, one of the top eye hospitals in Kolkata, and consult an eye specialist to properly diagnose the problem. For booking an appointment, visit http://www.dishaeye.org/appointment.

The FAQs listed below can help you get a clear idea about the eyesight problem, and learn about the causes and treatment options:

1) Who can get the blurry vision?

Unlike other eye complications, blurry vision is not age-specific. Therefore, anybody (from young children to older adults) can experience blurred vision. However, visit an eye doctor if you experience blurriness, haziness, and dimness as it could be the symptom of a serious eye problem.

2) What causes blurry vision?

Refractive errors, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia, and astigmatism, are the primary causes of blurry vision. However, the eyesight problem can be a symptom of sight-threatening eye complication as well.

3) What are the eye disorders in which vision blurriness occur as a symptom?

There’s a list of eye disorders in which vision blurriness can occur as a symptom. These eye disorders include:

  • Dry eyes
  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Double vision
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Corneal abrasion
  • Strabismus
  • Uveitis
  • Keratitis
  • Corneal ulcer

4) Is vision blurriness a symptom of other health complications?

Yes. Apart from eye disorders, vision blurriness can be a symptom of other health complications as well, some of which include, stroke, high blood sugar levels in people with diabetes, and migraines. Women who are pregnant can also experience blurriness in their vision.

5) Does blurry vision occur in just one eye or both?

Vision blurriness can affect both eyes. In some cases, people may experiment with the eyesight problem just in one eye.

6) Is blurred vision temporary or permanent?

This entirely depends upon the cause. For example, if you are experiencing blurred vision due to refractive error ( which means that the shape of your eye does not bend light correctly which leads to blurred vision), then the symptoms can improve after updating your vision aid (eyeglasses, contact lens) or going for a LASIK surgery. However, if it’s caused by a serious eye disorder such as cataract, then failing to properly treat the disease can worsen the symptoms, eventually leading to blindness.

7) What are the complications of blurred vision?

Blurred vision can make your daily tasks such as driving, reading, cooking, and working on a computer challenging.

8) How is blurred vision diagnosed?

An eye doctor diagnoses blurred vision through an eye chart test. He/she can also conduct a slit-lamp examination. But prior to proceeding with the tests, the doctor will review the medical history to get a fair assessment on the potential causes.

9) Lasik Surgery for blurred vision

If the refractive error is the cause for your blurred vision, then LASIK surgery is the most effective treatment option.

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Are you Suffering from Eye Infection? Check out for These Symptoms

Are you suffering from eye infection? Check out for these symptoms

There are different types of eye infections and their symptoms differ accordingly. If you have been experiencing any of the symptoms that are mentioned here, consult an eye specialist immediately:

1) Severe redness in the inner eyelid of the white part of the eyes:-

Severe redness in the eyes is commonly associated with Conjunctivitis (aka Pinkeye). It is basically inflammation of the conjunctiva, a thin and clear layer of tissue in the white part of the eyes.

There are several reasons why conjunctivitis happens. Some of them include – parasites, fungi, reaction to eyedrops, and exposure to irritants such as swimming pool chlorine water, smoke, and dirt.

2) Decreased vision and eye pain:-

Decreased vision and eye pain are the two major symptoms of Keratitis, inflammation of the cornea. Exposure to contaminated water, viruses, contaminated contact lenses, and physical eye injuries such as scratches are the common causes of Keratitis.

If left untreated, Keratitis can lead to corneal swelling, corneal ulcers, and blindness. There are two types of Keratitis: Infectious and Non-infectious Keratitis; the treatment options vary accordingly.

3) Foreign body sensation in the cornea:-

Sensation of foreign body (or a feeling that something’s stuck) in the cornea is a classic symptom of corneal ulcer. Corneal ulcer is characterised by an open sore that forms on the cornea.

Viral eye infections, including Herpes Simplex Keratitis, Acanthamoeba Keratitis, and Fungal Keratitis, are the common causes of corneal ulcer. Common symptoms of Corneal Ulcer include white spots on the cornea, blurred vision, sore eyes, and excessive tearing. For treatment, eye doctors usually prescribe antiviral, antibacterial, or antifungal eye medication.

4) Floaters and/or spots in the field of vision:-

Seeing floaters and/or spots in the field of vision are generally related to Uveitis – inflammation of the middle layer of the eye caused by a range of conditions. Physical eye injury and bacterial and viral infections are the common causes of Uveitis.

Different types of Uveitis include Anterior Uveitis, Pan-uveitis, Posterior Uveitis, and Intermediate Uveitis. The most common type of Uveitis is inflammation of the iris. The treatment for Uveitis depends upon its type. Lack of proper treatment for the eye infection can increase the risk of retinal edema, glaucoma, and cataracts.

5) Eyelid swelling and frequent tearing:-

If you have a swollen eyelid accompanied by pain and frequent tears, you may be suffering from Sty (aka Stye). It’s a painful lump that grows in the edge of the eyelid. Although a Sty commonly forms on the outer part of the eyelids, it can form on the inner part of the eyelids as well.

Apart from eyelid swelling and frequent tears, other symptoms, including severe eyelid pain and eye redness. Although a sty can go on its own, you can take extra measures such as gently massaging the swollen area with a soft piece of cloth soaked in warm water. This will help the infected area heal faster.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, visit the nearest Disha Eye Hospital.

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7 Facts on Low Vision

 

7 Facts on Low Vision


People suffering from low vision may not only face difficulty seeing things around them but also stand at an increased risk of serious vision complications. Over here we discuss useful facts to help you know more about low vision:

1)  Different types of low vision:-

There are different types of low vision. The common ones include:

  • Blurred vision – lack of clarity in near and distant vision.

  • Night blindness – difficulty in seeing during nighttime and in poorly lit places such as theatres.

  • Hazy vision – dim field of vision.

  • Loss of peripheral vision – loss of vision on either sides and above and below the eye level.

  • Loss of central vision – a blind spot in the centre of the field of vision.

2)  Low vision is the result of a variety of eye conditions and/or injuries:-

People suffering from eye conditions such as Glaucoma, Cancer of the eye, Macular Degeneration, Cataracts, Diabetes, and Eye trauma can develop low vision as their condition progresses over time.

3) Knowing when to get an eye exam:-

If you notice changes in your vision and experience symptoms such as nearsightedness, or farsightedness, it’s best to consult an eye doctor to start early treatment and lower the risk of further vision complications.

One of the ways to correct nearsightedness or farsightedness is getting a LASIK surgery done. Know more about Disha’s LASIK surgery department visit http://www.dishaeye.org/lasik-refractive-surgery

4) “Low vision” is a term used by eye care professionals:-

“Low vision” is a term widely used by eye care professionals to describe visual impairment which cannot be corrected by eye surgery, medicine, contact lenses, and standard glasses.

5) Living with low vision:-

Although low vision creates difficulties in doing everyday tasks, people suffering from the eye condition can maintain or regain their quality of life by taking different measures such as regularly following up with the doctor, joining support groups, using the visual aid(s) prescribed by the eye doctor.

6) The degree of sight loss in low vision can vary:-

The degree of sight loss in a person with low vision can depend upon the nature and severity of the existing eye condition. Age can be another important determining factor.

7) Diagnosis of low vision:-

Eye doctors conduct a comprehensive eye exam to diagnose the eye condition. During eye check-up for low vision, the eye doctor may test your visual fields, depth perception, and visual acuity using special charts and magnifiers.

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Common Kid’s Eye Disorders

Common Kid's Eye Disorders

It is important to take your children for annual eye check-up to start early treatment of eye problems (if diagnosed any) and avoid further complications.

Over here we have discussed a list of common eye disorders in children. If your kid shows any of the symptoms mentioned below, consult our eye specialists.

1) Excessive tears (Epiphora):-

Watery eyes are common in babies. However, it if doesn’t pass by itself, the condition can mean serious eye complications. There are several causes of excessive tearing in babies.

The most common cause is overproduction of tears mainly due to irritation of the eyes by irritants such as dirt, pollen, and dust. Make sure that your baby doesn’t rub his/her eyes to avoid worsening of the irritation. Other causes include problems with tear ducts and eye infections such as pink eye.

One of the basic home remedies is to clean your baby’s eyelids to prevent accumulation of infection-causing discharges with filtered water and cotton.

If you stay in Kolkata, and your kid suffers from persistent watery eyes, then visit the best eye specialist in Kolkata at Disha Hospitals. At Disha Eye Hospital, our team comprises of some of the best eye specialists in Kolkata. Visit our eye hospital for a proper eye diagnosis for your kid. Learn more about us at http://www.dishaeye.org/history.

2) Dry eyes:-

Dry eye occurs when there’s insufficient lubrication in the surface of the eyes. As a result, the condition can cause irritation, burning sensation, and itchiness. Dry eyes is becoming increasingly common in kids as they spend too much time on smartphones or playing video games.

The eye condition can make it challenging for your child to play sports, read books, use a computer, and even perform well at school. If you notice symptoms such as frequent eye rubbing, and soreness and redness in the eyes, make sure to consult an eye doctor.

3) Strabismus:-

Strabismus is when the eyes are misaligned. In other words, both eyes are unable to aim at the same subject. In strabismus, one or both the eyes may turn inward, outward, up, or down. Kids can either develop the condition in childhood or be born with it.

Strabismus is linked to problems with the eye muscles. In other cases, the condition can also be caused by the brain’s control centre that directs eye movements, or the nerves that transmit information to the muscles.

Like most children, your kid may not notice changes in their vision or complain about the problem. If you notice your kid’s eyes don’t consistently look in the same direction, make sure to take medical help. Treatment options for the condition include eye patching, eye drops, eyeglasses, and eye muscle surgery.

4) Lazy Eye:-

Lazy eye, also called Amblyopia, is a condition in which one of the eyes doesn’t fully develop, causing vision impairment. As the condition affects one of the eyes, your kid may not notice changes in vision right away.

However, as a concerned parent, you can look out for several signs of the eye condition. When your child focuses on an object, notice if one eye stays focused while the other one tends to wander. If this happens, then it could be an indication of the eye condition.

5) Refractive errors:-

Refractive error (hyperopia, myopia, astigmatism) happens when the shape of the eye prevents light from focusing directly on the retina, thus leading to blurred vision. As vision develops in the early years of life, the eye condition could be serious for your child.

Refractive errors cannot be prevented but can be treated upon early diagnosis. Some of the signs of the eye condition to watch out for in your kids include holding objects too close to the eyes and inability to read distant letters.

6 Things to Know about Diabetic Eye Diseases

 

6 Things to Know about Diabetic Eye Diseases
People with diabetes stand at an increased risk of a group of eye diseases (categorised as diabetic eye diseases) including Diabetic Retinopathy, Diabetic Macular Edema, and Glaucoma.

If you have diabetes, you need to take special care in order to lower the risks of diabetic eye diseases. Know more about diabetic eye diseases here to take proper care.

1) How does Diabetes affect eye health?

High levels of blood sugar can cause the tissues in your eyes to swell and lead to temporary blurred vision. You may risk causing damage to the tiny blood vessels in the back of your eyes if you do not manage blood sugar levels. The damaged blood vessels, in turn, can leak fluids, lead to the growth of new weak blood vessels, increase the pressure inside the eyes, and/or cause swelling.

2) Protecting the eyes when you have diabetes:-

Managing your blood sugar levels is the best way to lower the risk of onset of diabetes eye complications mentioned above. You can talk with your eye doctor regarding the measures you need to take to manage your health condition and maintain a good eye health.

Our expert eye doctors at Disha Eye Hospital, a reputed eye hospital in West Bengal, can help you get a precise diagnosis and plan your treatment.

3)The most common diabetic eye disease:-

Diabetic Retinopathy is one of the most common diabetic eye complications. The serious eye complication involves damages to the blood vessels of the retina’s light-sensitive tissue. Diabetic Retinopathy, at early stages, may not cause any symptom or involve mild vision changes. However, the eye complication can lead to permanent blindness if not properly managed.

4) Symptoms and treatment options of  Diabetic Retinopathy:-

As the eye disease progresses, it may cause certain symptoms, including vision loss, vision blurriness, poor colour vision, and seeing floaters/dark spots in your vision. Major risk factors of the eye disease include the duration of Diabetes, tobacco use, pregnancy, and high cholesterol. Treatment options for Diabetic Retinopathy include medication, laser surgery, vitrectomy, and diet changes.

5) Diabetes and Glaucoma:-

People suffering from Diabetes are at an increased risk of developing glaucoma as compared to non-diabetics. A rare type of Glaucoma called Neovascular Glaucoma can occur when the damaged blood vessels on the retina lead to the growth of new, abnormal blood vessels on the iris and increase pressure in the eyes.

One of the treatment options for Neovascular Glaucoma is laser surgery, which is done to reduce the number of abnormal blood vessels on the surface of the retina and on the iris.

6) Diagnosing diabetic eye problems:-

Eye doctors conduct a dilated eye exam to diagnose eye problems caused by Diabetes. Prior to conducting the tests, the doctor may ask for medical history. During the eye exam, the eye specialist will widen the pupils using eye dilating drops. By doing so, the doctor will easily be able to examine the back portion of the eyes. The doctor may measure the pressure in the eyes and test visual acuity.

Get a proper consultation for Diabetic Retinopathy and other diabetic eye problems from our eye specialists in Kolkata

If you have Diabetes and are worried about your eye health, you can book an appointment at http://www.dishaeye.org/appointment and talk with our eye specialists.

How to Take Care of Your Eyes During Monsoons?

Monsoon brings that much-needed respite from hot and sticky summer months. But the season also brings viral eye infections that can take a toll on your eye health. Luckily, taking good care of your eye can be easy and for your convenience, we’ve listed some of the ways how to go about it:

1) Avoid rainwater in your eyes:-

We all love that guilty pleasure of getting drenched in monsoon rains at least once. However, doing this can put you at the risk of viral eye infection. How? Although rainwater may appear to be clean, it can carry a host of germs, and even pick up atmospheric pollutants and microbes as it falls down

When travelling in rain, wear a clear lens eyewear to avoid splashes of rainwater getting into your eyes. If rainwater accidentally enters into your eyes, then dry your eyes immediately. Best would be to wash them with clean water. If you experience persistent irritation and blurriness, consult an eye doctor.

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2) Take care of your eyewear:-

It’s a common monsoon scenario when your eyeglasses get wet and blurred when travelling during rainy days. Make sure to carry a piece of dry and soft cloth with you to clean your eyeglass every time it gets wet.

Remember not to use your handkerchief to clean your eyeglass as it can contain germs that can lead to eye infection.

3) Wash your hands frequently:-

Make sure you wash your hands frequently as you can unknowingly touch your eyes. Wash your hands before cleaning your contact lenses to avoid transmitting infection-causing germs. You can even carry a hand sanitiser along with you when travelling.

4) Think twice before self-medicating:-

We often underestimate our eye symptoms and resort to self-medication. However, this is a bad practice as doing so can put you at the risk of serious eye problems. If you experience unusual symptoms such as blurriness, itchiness, and eye pain, avoid using OTC (over the counter) medicines. Instead, consult an eye doctor for an accurate diagnosis of the symptoms.

You can visit Disha Eye Hospital for a proper eye diagnosis. Being one of the best eye hospitals in West Bengal, we provide quality eye care at affordable pricing. At Disha, our main aim is to provide the best eye care to people from all walks of life. Learn more at http://www.dishaeye.org.

5) Don’t share personal belongings:-

Dust particles during dust storms when come in contact with your eyes can cause symptoms such as irritation and blurriness. Make sure you stay indoors during a dust storm. If you have to be outdoors, either use a protective eyewear or carry a sunglass along with you.

6) Take precautions during dust storms:-

Dust particles during dust storms when come in contact with your eyes can cause symptoms such as irritation and blurriness. Make sure you stay indoors during a dust storm. If you have to be outdoors, either use a protective eyewear or carry a sunglass along with you.

7)Take precaution with eye makeup:-

Make sure you avoid using eye makeup past their expiry date. Also, store your eye makeup in a cool and dry place to lower the risk of accumulation and growth of bacteria and viruses.

8) Avoid contact with people who are already affected:

If you have to spend time with people who have a viral eye infection such as conjunctivitis, make sure to avoid direct contact to lower the risks. Also, avoid sharing personal belongings with people suffering from eye infections. Always use a hand sanitizer.

What are the Symptoms of Cataracts?

What are the Symptoms of Cataracts?

Identifying the symptoms of cataracts can help you alter your lifestyle and lower the risks of worsening of the eye disease. Diagnosis of symptoms at early stages can be more helpful in treating the eye condition

Below are the common symptoms of cataracts:

1) Vision blurriness:-

Cataracts may have a little effect on your vision during early stages. As the eye disease gradually progresses, you may start to experience blurriness in vision. The symptom can worsen over time, causing your vision to become cloudy.  Consult with the best eye hospital in West Bengal for treating the Cataracts.

2) Visible bulges, bumps in or around the pupil, cornea:-

As cataracts progress, they become visible in and around the pupil and cornea. In most cases, cataracts appear milky white and can cover the entire pupil and cornea area.

3) Dim vision:-

Cataracts can restrict the amount of light that enters the eye as they worsen. This can, in turn, result in the dimming of vision which leads to a poor quality of life.

4) Seeing small spots, dots:-

As cataracts progress, you may notice small spots or dots in your peripheral vision. These small spots can be similar to floaters. Not only can they impair vision but also cause annoyance.

5) Seeing halos around light sources:-

The clouding of the lens involved in the progression of cataracts can result in diffraction of light entering the eyes. As a result, you may see halos around light sources. This symptom can make it challenging for you to drive, especially during nighttime.

6) Sensitivity to light:-

Light sensitivity is commonly experienced by almost all people who suffer from cataract. People who have posterior subcapsular cataracts may experience pain due to the glare of bright lights.

7) Poor night vision:-

One of the serious implications of worsening of cataracts is low night vision. As cataracts advance, they darken with a brown or yellow tinge which lower night vision and make certain nighttime activities such as walking and driving more difficult.

8) Double vision:-

Diffraction of light from the lens can lead to double vision; i.e. seeing two or more images of a single object. This can cause difficulty in doing precision work such as reading, writing, driving, etc.

9) Yellowing of vision:-

The clumps of protein that cloud the lens can turn darker into yellowish or brownish as cataracts worsen. As a result, the light entering the eyes can have a yellow tint and it can make it difficult for you to tell the difference between colours.

10) Frequent changes in eyeglass and contact lens prescription:-

As cataracts can alter the positioning of the lens or the way light enters through, it is likely that your visual acuity will get affected. In other words, you may have to frequently change your eyeglass or contact lens prescription to correct bad vision.

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Do you or your loved ones suffer from cataract? Or are you experiencing changes in vision which you think might be early symptoms? If yes, then get your or your loved ones’ eyes diagnosed and properly treated.

Our team of eye specialists at Disha Eye Hospital are dedicated to improving eye health of patients. Be it cataract or other serious eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, or corneal diseases, we offer a wide range of quality eye treatment.

At Disha Eye Hospital, we believe quality eye treatment doesn’t have to come at high prices. The eye treatments we provide are affordable. This helps us improve the lives of people from all walks of life. Learn more about our cataract treatment at http://www.dishaeye.org/cataract.

Useful Tips to Tackle Eye Allergies

 

Useful Tips to Tackle Eye Allergies

Eye allergies can hamper your everyday routine and lead to poor quality of life. Fortunately, there are a number of measures you can take to tackle your eye allergies.

Here are 10 useful tips to follow:

1) Find out the causes:-

The first step to tacking your eye allergies involves finding out the causes. In most cases, the irritants that trigger allergic reactions in the eyes such as redness are the same that causes other allergic reactions such as sneezing and runny nose

Take note of the activities, time of the day and year, and food items that trigger your eye allergies. By doing this, you can avoid the triggers and effectively manage your symptoms.

2) Avoid rubbing your eyes:-

Restraining the urge to rub your eyes can be very difficult when symptoms flare up. However, by doing so, you can lower the risks of worsening of the symptoms. When your eyes get unbearably itchy, massage them with a warm compress to get some relief.

3) Refer to weather channels:-

Referring to weather channels can help you know whether pollen count is high. This information can further help you plan your day accordingly. For example, you can stay indoors and close the doors and windows when the pollen count is high.

4) Create a ‘no pet’ zone:-

Don’t let your pets enter your bedroom or come into contact with your bed. Pet dander is one of the allergens that trigger allergic reactions.

5) Conduct regular maintenance of your air conditioner:-

This step may seem trivial but can help you combat your eye allergies. Often, dust accumulates in the filter of your AC over time which, in turn, can trigger allergic reactions. Make sure you get your AC cleaned up on a regular basis .

6) Wash your hands:-

Allergens such as dust and mould can accumulate on your hands. Make sure that you wash your hands before meals, touching your eyes, or going to bed, especially after playing with your pet.

7) Wear a sunglass:-

One of the best measures to tackle eye allergies is to wear a sunglass when spending time outdoors. Often, most allergens such as pollens, pet dander, and moulds are present in the air. By wearing a sunglass, you can avoid direct exposure to such allergens and reduce the risks of flaring up of the symptoms.

Make sure the sunglass you wear offers UV protection as prolonged exposure to UV rays can increase the risk of cataracts.

8) Recognise the symptoms:-

You may experience a variety of symptoms when your eye allergy flares. Some of the common symptoms include burning sensation, dryness, itchiness, redness, and watering of the eyes

By recognising your symptoms you can change your environment or take steps to prevent the allergy from worsening. Moving to a room with filtered air or air conditioning is one of the best ways to ease the symptoms or you can consult the eye specialist from the best eye hospital in West Bengal – Disha.

9) Use an air purifier:-

Air purifiers can work wonders in creating a filtered environment in your room. And by using one, you can effectively lower the risks of flaring up of the symptoms.

10) Evaluate treatment options:-

Following a correct treatment is crucial to tackling eye allergies. Take help from your eye doctor on choosing the right treatment. Some of the common treatment options for eye allergies include eye drops, contact lens, and prescription medications.

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Ways to Protect Your Eyes This Summer

Ways to Protect Your Eyes This Summer

Here are a few ways to keep your eyes safe this summer:

1. Don’t forget your shades:-

The sunlight reflecting off the water, reflective surfaces, and sand into your eyes, can result in photokeratitis. This is a painful condition and is caused when the UV rays of the sun not only burns your skin but also burns the surface of your eye. It causes redness, pain, blurriness and may even cause temporary blindness are some of the symptoms of this condition. Wear sunglasses with 100% UV protection for avoiding photokeratitis.

Even if you are wearing sunglasses, wear a hat to protect your eyelids and eyes. Sunglasses have gaps on the sides and top. The sun rays may reach your eyes through the gaps. Wearing a hat will help reduce the exposure.

2. Avoid getting a Swimmer’s Eye:-

Pools – the name sounds so refreshing and brings a feeling of relief during hot summer days. But the pool water can be really tough on your eyes. The chemicals that are used for keeping the water clean affect the tear film in your eyes. As a result, you suffer from redness and blurry vision. Wear swimming goggles to protect your eyes. If the pool water gets into your eyes, splash your eyes with fresh water once you get out of the pool.

3. Protect your eyes from dryness:-

Spending time outside during summers can be tough for your eyes. As the wind is hot and dry and can cause a common issue called Dry Eyes. The hot and dry weather affect the tear film in your eyes and make them dry. Protect your eyes by wearing wrap-around glasses. Use artificial tears to keep your eyes moist. If you are suffering from dry eye consult the eye specialist in south Kolkata.

4. Be Safe from Home/DIY Projects:-

Protecting your eyes doesn’t only mean wearing sunglasses. Take care of them while doing DIY projects at home. Buy professional quality goggles to avoid injury while gardening. In case anything hits your eyes, put some ice on the affected eyes and immediately rush to the doctor.

5. Wash Your Hands:-

Do this before touching your eyes. Avoid rubbing or touching your eyes while you are out. In case you wear contact lenses, take care. Dirty hands may cause eye infections.

6. Eat healthily and Stay Hydrated:-

Fruits and veggies contain lutein and zeaxanthin. These are antioxidants that can help in resisting cataract, and macular degeneration. Additionally, you get easily dehydrated during summers. And this can affect your eyes. Serious dehydration makes it tough for the eyes to produce tears and as a result, you may suffer from dry eye symptoms and other vision issues. Drink plenty of water. This helps in reversing the negative effects of dehydration.

Protect your eyes. Visit professional and experienced eye specialists in Kolkata at Disha Eye Hospital:-

Apart from taking these precautions for protecting your eyes during summers, it’s important that you regularly visit your eye doctor. Do not ignore any eye issue (even the smallest one).

At Disha, our experts take the utmost care to protect your vision. We have the most sophisticated technology to provide you with the best eye care.

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