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Eye Infections: Symptoms and Preventive Tips

Eye Infections: Symptoms and Preventive Tips

When the harmful micro-organism such as fungi, bacteria, and viruses can come in contact with any part of the eyeball or surrounding tissues including cornea and conjunctiva, then the eye infection occurs. Nowadays, in big cities, the air is polluted that contains many harmful micro-organisms which can be a health hazard for the people of all the ages. By wearing a mask, we can decrease the level of the inhalation of the matter, but our eyes are still exposed to the polluted air.

The presence of sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, and nitric acid can make your tears more acidic and can cause eye allergies. If you are also suffering from eye allergies or infections and it would not be treated on time, then it can cause a chronic problem, so immediately consult the eye specialist in Gurgaon.

Symptoms:

  • Red eyes
  • Pain
  • Eye discharge
  • Watery eyes
  • Dry eyes
  • Light Sensitivity
  • Swollen eyes
  • Swelling around the eyes
  • Itching
  • Blurry vision

How your eyes look when infected?

  • Yellow, green or white discharge out of one eye or both eyes
  • Pink color in the white part of your eye
  • Swollen and red or purple eyelids
  • Crusty lashes and lids

Tips to prevent eye infections:

  • Always wash your hands before touching your eyes.
  • Eat a healthy diet.
  • Do not rub your eyes excessively.
  • Do not use any eye cosmetic if you are suffering from an eye infection.
  • Avoid exposure to chemical fumes, smoke, and other irritating substance.
  • Clean your makeup before going to bed.
  • Wear sunglasses when outdoors.
  • Avoid using eye lens, if you do not feel comfortable.
  • Maintain a high level of hygiene such as use clan towel, clothing, etc.

Most probably eye infections resolve on their own by following the above tips within 3-4 days without any medical treatment, but if your symptoms continue longer than 7-10 days, then immediately visit Mayom hospital, one of the best hospitals in Gurgaon.