The human body is an embodiment of many fascinating sciences. Our body functions intricately and is strong yet delicate. Some components are super strong, while the others are fragile. The eye is one of the most sensitive organs of the body. Our eye helps us in seeing things around us. It’s not the eye that typically sees – our eyes have numerous sensory receptor that transmits signals to our brains that helps us see the image in front of us.
Here are some amazing facts about our eyes:
These are very few fascinating facts about our eyes. Being one of the essential organs of our body, we must care for it. Our eyes often succumb to various threats as they are directly exposed to the environment. Eyelids protect our eyes from getting in direct contact with any harsh dust particles.
If it’s not taken care of properly, it might lead to various diseases. Here are common eye problems that you should be aware of:
Red-eye is a condition in which the white area around your eyes becomes blood-red. It can either come in one eye or can be affected in both eyes. Here are some of the symptoms that are connected to red-eyes:
Red-eyes can be caused due to various reasons. Red-eyes occur when the blood vessels in the eyes swell ad spread across the white portion of the eyes. One of the reasons for red-eyes is an injury. However, if you are aware that you haven’t hurt your eyes, here are some of the other reasons that you should be looking up to know why you got that bloodshot:
Like it’s said, prevention is better than cure; it is good to keep yourself protected from foreign ailments that can cause any of these harmful effects. Here are some significant symptoms that you should be looking for:
When you find any of these symptoms, please reach out to a doctor who will be able to provide a timely solution to your problem, proper post-analysis. Red eyes can also be treated with home remedies. It is necessary to stick to the resource to yield results.
It is necessary to stick to the resource to yield results. Here are some of the solutions to help you get rid of red-eyes:
Soak a cotton cloth in cold water and squeeze off the excess water. Put them on your eyes for some time. Repeat this for a few days. If the problem persists, reach out to your doctor. A cold vegetable bag can also help in this.
Take a steamed towel and place it on your eyes. The heat from it will ease the irritation. Alternatively, put some rock salt in a cotton pouch, heat it occasionally by running it over a dry pan and dab it on your eyes. Make sure the press is warm and not too hot.
Stay away from dust and smoke that might trigger the pain and infection.
Take the medicines prescribed by the doctor religiously and the eye drops if they’re prescribed.
Sandalwood is said to have excellent cooling properties. Take a sandalwood stick and extract some paste. Apply it on your eyelids.
If you are using contact lenses, try and get a new pair. Sometimes, red eyes can also be from unchanged contact lenses.
Even after doing one of these if you still see that there’s a problem with your eyes, reach out to the doctor. Never experiment on self-medication. Make sure you get the right and necessary help. Besides these, there are some other ‘to-dos’ that can help you stay away from such infections. Stay away from harmful elements like smoke, dust and chlorine, and pollen.
Wear glasses or plain specs while travelling to keep dust at bay. If you wear make-up, make sure you clean it every night before going to bed. Frequently wash your eyes with water. Get your eyesight checked once in six months to keep a track on it. The eyes are very sensitive and we must take care of them to keep any eye problems away. Being able to see is one of the most significant gifts, and all we can do is keep that gift treasured and safe.
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