Dr. Tushar Grover Advises on Protecting Delicate Eyes from Infections
New Delhi – The arrival of the monsoon season brings relief from the oppressive heat, but it also comes with a heightened risk of infections and illnesses. Dr. Tushar Grover, Medical Director at Vision Eye Centre, emphasizes the importance of maintaining eye health during this season. The eyes, being the most delicate organs in our body, are particularly vulnerable to infections and other issues during the monsoon. Conjunctivitis, corneal ulcers, and styes are among the most common eye infections that occur during this time.
Five Essential Tips to Preserve Eye Health During the Rainy Season
Dr. Grover offers five key recommendations to help individuals safeguard their eyes during the monsoon season:
- Avoid Dust Storms and Wear Sunglasses: Dust particles in the air can cause eye irritation and infections. It is crucial to avoid dust storms whenever possible. When venturing out in such conditions, wearing sunglasses or safety glasses provides protection against sand particles and reduces the risk of eye problems.
- Proper Cleaning of Contact Lenses: Those who wear contact lenses must exercise caution and ensure meticulous cleaning. Neglecting proper hygiene when wearing contact lenses can lead to serious sight-threatening infections, especially during the monsoon season.
- Consult an Ophthalmologist for Dry Eye: Individuals experiencing dry eyes should consult a treating ophthalmologist for appropriate treatment. Avoiding exposure to dust and dirty water is essential. A lubricating eye drop, recommended by an ophthalmologist, can help keep the eyes moist and wash away dust and debris.
- Maintain Personal Hygiene: Eye diseases are highly contagious. It is crucial to avoid sharing personal hygiene items like towels, napkins, and handkerchiefs, as they can transmit infectious bacteria and viruses from one family member to another.
- Consume a Healthy Diet: While the temptation for fast food and street food increases during the monsoon season, consuming an unhealthy diet can contribute to systemic health issues as well as eye problems. Opt for nutritious salads, fruits, and vegetables, and stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.