Symptoms include red eyes, watery eyes, eye irritation, watery discharge, light yellow discharge, and headache, said Dr. Sanjeev Taneja.
NEW DELHI, July 30 (The CONNECT) - Not only dengue and flu but the cases of eye infections also increase rapidly in the monsoon season. The number of conjunctivitis cases in the national capital is increasing rapidly. Every day 8-10 new patients are getting detected with conjunctivitis.
Hospitals and private clinics, both government and private, have queues of patients who complain of eye problems. As per the doctor, eye diseases are seen during monsoons, but this time after the floods, the number of infected diseases is increasing in Delhi and eye infection is seen in many people.
According to doctor, due to heavy rains and floods in Delhi, there was waterlogging in many places. This has caused the sudden increase in the cases of eye infections and conjunctivitis in addition to dengue.
Dr. Sanjeev Taneja, Senior Ophthalmologist, Apollo Spectra Hospital, Delhi said, the symptoms include red eyes, watery eyes, eye irritation, watery discharge, light yellow discharge, and headache.
In such a situation, it is very important to consult a doctor before using any eye drops. The white part of the eye and the surface of the eyelids are covered with a thin membrane called conjunctiva. If this membrane becomes inflamed or red, it is called conjunctivitis.
In monsoons, there is a fear of infection due to viruses, bacteria, and chlamydia.
Dr. Taneja said people touch their eyes repeatedly due to excessive sweating as there is humidity in monsoon which causes the infection to spread rapidly. It takes 5 to 7 days to heal and requires more caution than treatment. Hence, infected patients are asked to wear black goggles so that others don’t contract the disease.