Coronavirus effect on Eyes: Ophthalmologist Dr. Amit Garg explains that the coronavirus is causing redness (redness of the eyes) in our eyes and causing swelling in them. If it is on the outer surface of the eyes, it can usually be corrected through medicines, but if it is penetrating to the inside, then it is also affecting the retina.
With the rapid spread of the second wave of Coron infection (Covid 19 Infection) across the country, it has become very important to know the methods of prevention. Especially for the more active entry of infection into the body. It is seen that the coronavirus (Covid 19) is affecting other parts of the body as well as our eyes. Covid 19 is causing redness (redness of eyes) in our eyes and causing swelling in them. It is also affecting the retina of the eyes badly. So, how do we protect our eyes from the coronavirus and what precautions should be taken, based on interaction with the expert, we have to come ...
The coronavirus can spread through the eyes, as it does through the mouth or nose. The virus can enter through the mouth or nose due to cough, sneeze, or conversation with a corona infected. The droplets emitted upon sneezing, coughing, or speaking of the infected can also enter your body through your eyes. You can also get infected by touching something and applying those hands to the eyes.
Dr. Amit Garg, an ophthalmologist, says that the coronavirus is causing redness in our eyes (causing redness of the eyes) and inflammation in them. If it is on the outer surface of the eyes, it can usually be corrected through medicines, but if it is penetrating to the inside, then it is also affecting the retina. Due to which the vision of some patients has also been affected. However, very few such cases have been seen so far. Dr. Amit says that for the sake of caution, people are applying masks, but the eyes remain open, that is, there is no protection on them. So put glasses on your eyes. Also, it should be avoided to keep hands on the eyes again and again.
Wearing eyeglasses can enhance eye protection.
Corrective lenses or sunglasses can protect your eyes from infected respiratory droplets, but they do not provide 100 percent protection, because the virus is exposed to the top surface of the eyeglasses as well as from the top and bottom of your eyes. Can reach. If you are caring for a sick patient or a potentially infected person, then glasses provide strong protection to your eyes.
Avoid rubbing eyes
By doing this you will reduce the risk of infection. Use tissue instead of your fingers to itch or rub your eye, even adjusting your glasses. Dry eyes can cause more rubbing, so include adding moisturizing drops to your eyes in the routine. If you have to touch your eyes for any reason, even to take eye medication, then wash your hands first with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. After touching the eyes wash them again.
Practice cleanliness and proper distance
Wear a mask. Wash your hands frequently. Clean them with soap for at least 20 seconds. Stand appropriate distance from any person. Avoid touching or rubbing your nose, mouth, and eyes.