Watch Out

Watch Out

A child is the most precious gift of a parent, given by God. We nurture them, educate them, care for them and do a lot more to ensure their bright future along with good health. Children are very sensitive and so are their eyes. The lifestyle, eating habits, watching TV, playing games, tablets, mobile phones, etc., leave an impact on their eyes.

Preventive methods:

To prevent eye-related problems, one should do a regular eye-check up to diagnose the disease at an early stage and undertake the right treatment options. In addition, one should avoid using a laptop, tablets, mobile phones, TV, etc., for long hours, indulge in physical activity while maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Besides a balanced diet, including green leafy vegetables, fresh fruits like papaya and mango, foods rich in Vitamin A, carrots, eggs, milk and milk products will help.

Diabetes and Eye:

Diabetes causes eye problems and may lead to blindness. People with diabetes do have a higher risk of blindness than people without diabetes. But most people who have diabetes have nothing more than minor eye disorders. People with diabetes are 40% more likely to suffer from glaucoma than people without diabetes. Many people without diabetes get cataract, but people with diabetes are 60% more likely to develop this eye condition. People with diabetes also tend to get cataract at a younger age and have them progress faster. With a cataract, the eye’s clear lens clouds, blocking light. Diabetic retinopathy is a general term for all disorders of the retina caused by diabetes.

Treatments available:

Different forms of treatments are available for different types of eye diseases.

For Refractive Errors: Early detection and correction with spectacles.

Strabismus (Cross Eye): Identifying the cause and muscle strengthening exercise at an early stage, while surgery at the advanced stage of the disease.

Pediatric Cataract: Need early surgical intervention. Nowadays, they are combined with artificial lens implantation even at a very young age to prevent amblyopia.

Ocular Injury:  It is best to avoid trauma. Depending on the severity of the injury, it can be treated conservatively with medications or may require surgical intervention.


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