case of eye- accidents….
prompt rest (cover with cold cloth) and immediate aid.
the eyes with clean water and dry it with clean towel or cloth.
cold water on eye to remove dust.
• Eat a balanced diet that is rich
in Vitamin A, C and E
• Detect and correct refractive error at an early stage
• Bright lights and dull illumination are bad for eyes
• Do not read in a moving vehicle
• Never look directly at a solar eclipse
• Use protective eyewear whenever required
• Do not enter public swimming pools during an epidemic of red
• Avoid shaking hands with a person suffering from conjunctivitis
and do not use/share any article used by him/her
• Never wash eyes with ordinary tap water
• Keep diabetes, blood pressures under control
• Do not allow cataract to mature in your eye
• If you are suffering from glaucoma, follow the drug schedule
• Visit your ophthalmologist regularly. There are many eye diseases,
which produce symptoms at an advanced stage only. Your eye doctor
will be able to detect them at an early stage and save your sight
before damage has been done.
- The eyes would
get the very best care one can give. Clear and healthy eyes enhance
the personal beauty and charm.
the eyes and skin around the eyes clean by washing the face with
soap and clean water. Washing at bed time is very good as it removes
the dust and dirt collected throughout the day.
use anybody’s else’s towel, handkerchief, Sari, Dhoti or any other
cloth to wipe the eyes. This may cause serious infection in the
eye. Trachoma commonly spreads this way.
only clean and individual towels to wipe face/ eyes.
touch the eyes with anything unclean or rough finger, handkerchief
self-medication. Do not use eye remedies sold by quacks or roadside
medicines sellers. Consult the doctor soon, if there is any eye
trouble. Get the eyes checked up periodically.
- Do not expose
the eyes to dust or very bright light.
- Do not use ‘Kajal’,
‘Surma’ or any other material in the eyes unless prescribed by
a doctor. If one must, use separate applicator for each person.
SOMETHING FALLS IN THE EYE
anything falls in the eye, e.g. small particles of charcoal, wood,
sand, etc., the favourite spot for it to settle down is under the
upper lid. In such a situation please observe the following:
not rub the eye.
- Lift the upper
eyelid and pull it down over the lower eyelid and move the eye
ball. This will help in removing the foreign body form the eye.
- Let the tears
wash it away. Most of the time these will do the cleaning.
- Wash out the particles
immediately with plenty of water.
- Ask some other
person to take out the offending particles with the help of corner
of a clean wet cloth.
- But if it does
not come out easily, it is better to consult a doctor immediately.
- Have the eyes
examined by a doctor if there are signs of strain, headache,
watering, redness, poor vision, irritation or any other trouble.
Avoid self medication.
- If you wear
glasses, keep the eye glasses clean and free from scratches.
- Do not use cheap
goggles. If you need them on medical advice, get them of good
- Never use goggles
of others. They may carry infection to your eyes.
- Lack of vitamin
‘A’ may cause night blindness. Eat amaranth gram leaves, methi,
spinach (palak) cabbage, coriander, drumstick, pumpkin, carrots,
papaya and mangoes. They contain good amount of vitamin ’A’
which protects the eyes and the vision.
- It is advisable
to get the eyes checked up periodically.
- Visual exercise as advised by
the doctor can help correct some conditions, such as crossed-eyes.
But it faulty sight is caused by the imperfect shape of the
eye balls as in far sightedness near sightedness only glasses
correctly prescribed and fitted, can help one to see clearly.