The rainy months bring with them a host of infection, most common among them being eye infections. In fact, did you know that these are the months when cases of eye infection are at their highest?
Check out the two most common eye infections you are prone to in the monsoon, so that you can get them treated at the first signs itself.
According to Dr. Prakash R Nayak, Consultant Eye Surgeon in Navi Mumbai, Director at Right Sight Eye Care and Former Consultant at Bombay City Eye Institute and Research Centre, Bacterial Conjunctivitis and Allergic conjunctivitis are the two eye infections you need to watch out for.
Bacterial conjunctivitis is a condition in which there’s swelling in the eye lid along with a milky discharge. Rinse your eyes with cold water and if you wear contact lenses, remove them immediately and avoid wearing them for a few weeks at least. Also, dispose those contact lenses as they will most likely be infected. Don’t visit crowded places and if someone at work or home has similar symptoms in the eye, avoid direct contact.
Another common monsoon related eye infection is allergic conjunctivitis, in which your eye can turn pink and there’s severe itching. Immediately rinse your eyes with cold water and stop applying kajal, eye liner or any eye makeup. Avoid wearing contact lenses for the next few weeks.
It is important to see an eye doctor for these infections. Also, if you have medicines that were prescribed for an earlier eye infection, don’t use them but only use newly prescribed ones to avoid the eye infection from getting worse.
Ask your doctor about Plano glasses if you have repeated allergies, as these can offer protection.
No matter what type of eye infection you have and however mild or severe it is, do not self-medicate and see an eye specialist as soon as you can.
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