Pollution and smog evidently cause a variety of eye diseases and can result in blurry vision.
Keeping it to the point
- Air pollution causes several eye diseases, like conjunctivitis and blurred vision.
- Experts share what can prevent it.
- One must not rub their eyes so frequently because that can cause dryness.
Crox Media’s: Air pollution has evidently affected our health in so many ways, as it causes several diseases and illnesses and has proven to be very harmful for eyecare as well. Note that this is not just the outdoor pollution that comes from vehicles; indoor pollution and other environmental factors can also badly affect the eyes, which can cause problems such as conjunctivitis, cataracts, and age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
As per Doctor Neeraj Shah, CMO Eye, Sankara Hopsital, as there is a heavy layer of smog in the city, one has to take care of their eyes even more than ever before.
“The extreme pollution that we are now facing, particularly the smog that we have been talking about for so long “It can affect your eyes in many ways, such as dry eyes, conjunctivitis, and eye allergies characterised by redness and itching, and there are some effects to the eye due to air pollution.”
How should you look after your eyes?
Here are some tips that can help you take care of your eyes.
- Remember to avoid contact with the harmful pollutants present in this polluted air. When going outside, you can use protective shades.
- Wash your hands on a regular basis.
- Try to avoid touching your eyes so frequently.
- If you experience any complications like dry eye or redness, you must consult an ophthalmologist immediately.
- Avoid self-medication, as it can exacerbate the problem
The cornea is the most sensitive structure of the eye, and this can be affected by unwanted environmental agents. The eye is more susceptible to diseases because it only defends itself against harmful materials through a thin layer of the precorneal tear film.
Harmful air pollutants like CO2 and particulate matter cause irritation and inflammation.