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Redness of Eyes could be serious : Do Not Self Medicate !!

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Redness of eyes is a common symptom which could be due to various causes. It is usually caused due to allergy, eye fatigue, over-wearing contact lenses, or common eye infections (conjunctivitis). However, redness of the eye sometimes can signal a more serious eye condition or disease, such as glaucoma.Indiscriminate use of steroid eye drops or self medication can have serious side effects and could be vision threatening.
Do consult with your eye doctor to determine the cause of your red eyes and receive the most effective treatment options.
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HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY

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HAND SANITIZERS : FEW DOs and DONT's

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Precautions to prevent Sanitizer- Aerosol Driven Ocular Surface Disorders (SADOSD)

With the Covid Pandemic being around since 4 months, use of Hand Sanitizers have increased multifold. It's recommended too as it's Hand sanitisation /disinfection is the best way to protect yourself.

But excess use of Santizers or improper usage can aggravate allergic eye diseases and dryness and if it accidentally enters your eye, it could damage your ocular surface

So, what is the correct way??

1. Keep the nozzle below the eye level while spraying the sanitizer.
2. Keep your eyes closed while spraying it
3. Avoid to spray it along the direction of the blower, fan or air conditioner.
4. Use it only when absolutely essential, washing hands with soap and water is always better
5. Use a protective goggle or face shield if frequent spraying is unavoidable
6. Don't let children use it without supervision
7. If it accidentally enters your eyes, wash your with copious amount of water and do not rub your eye…

"Eye Health of Children in Digital age "

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The disconcertingly long hours of screen time through virtual classes and gadget use, have raised the anxiety of the school as well as the parents about the overall health and the mental well-being of students. Herewith sharing the link to our Webinar on "Eye Health of Children in Digital age " https://youtu.be/oDP2_tEq6pI

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HOW TO COPE UP WITH ONLINE CLASSES, DIGITAL EYE STRAIN ??

HOW TO COPE UP WITH ONLINE CLASSES, DIGITAL EYE STRAIN ??

With online classes and increased screen time, lot of children are having eye problems like eyestrain, headaches, , dry eyes and increase in the spectacle power. Herewith sharing a small video about few precautions to follow to take care of their eyes. Please share your queries and let us know how are you coping with the increased screen time.

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KERATOCONUS : WHAT IS IT, HOW TO IDENTIFY, WHEN TO CONSULT, WHAT ARE THE TREATMENT OPTIONS?

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KERATOCONUS : WHAT IS IT, HOW TO IDENTIFY, WHEN TO CONSULT, WHAT ARE THE TREATMENT OPTIONS? If a child constantly rubs his eyes, many times parents ignore it as habitual or they feel that the child is trying to seek attention. But most of the times it is a sign of an underlying Allergic Eye Disease , Uncorrected refractive error or an Undiagnosed Keratoconus. Symptoms first appear during puberty or the late teens and include blurred vision and sensitivity to light and glare. Usually patients with keratoconus will develop extreme myopia (nearsightedness) with very high irregular astigmatism. This causes their vision to be much more distorted than just normal blur. Plus there are much more glare and halos at nighttime. Words tend to have shadows around them or even look double. Its very important to have an eye check up if u notice any of these symptoms in your child. Mild cases of keratoconus can be treated early with eyeglasses to correct vision impairment, or sometimes special conta…

TIPS ON CONJUCTIVITIS

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Monsoons are a time to rejoice and relax but also bring with them infections especially conjunctivitis in the eyes. Follow this simple tips to take care of your eyes.#drvidyashankarscenterforvision#drhemalathavidyashankar#drbvidyashanakar#eyecareinmonsoon#conjunctivits#tipsforeyecare