Welcome to Fun Zone
 
Member Login
Email Id:
Password:
Remember me  
Lost your password?
Not a member yet? Sign Up!
Name::
Email Id::
Password:
 
 
India Fun Zone
 
Chilly winter can affect the eyes too

According to doctors, even though a person's entire body might be covered up as a protection against the chilly winter winds, there is one part that is always exposed: the eyes.

The surface of the eye is covered with a thin layer of liquid known as the tear film, which is essential for its health. A dry-eye condition caused by cold winds evaporates the tears, which could partially affect vision and cause constant eye pain.

"Occurrence of dry-eye syndrome is very common during the winter season because of the cold, dry outdoor air and dry indoor heat," Sanjay Dhawan, director of ophthalmology at Fortis Hospital, said.

Dhawan said when there is insufficient lubrication in the eye, the conjunctiva (the white part of the eye) becomes much less moist than normal.

He said this causes severe pain, discomfort and inflammation of the conjunctiva and cornea of the eye, due to inadequate tear secretion.

It is a common problem faced by both men and women above 50.

"Sometimes it becomes severe as this abnormality may result in disruption of the ocular (eye) surface, causing difficulty in vision," Dhawan said.

The other symptoms of the eye problem include a persistent watery discharge and irritation if one is using contact lenses.

"If menopause occurs at an early age, then the chances of developing dry-eye syndrome during the winter gets increased even among middle-aged women," Dhawan said, adding that at an initial stage, it may seem like a minor irritation but can become potentially serious.

According to Kinshuk Biswas, opthalmologist at Gurgaon's Columbia Asia Hospital, the condition could also be a result of constant use of a computer.

"Dry-eye syndrome is caused by the low humidity factor during winter which leads to evaporation of the lubricant in the eyes. Another contributing factor for this condition is the use of a computer and continuously looking at the screen for long," Biswas said.

To prevent this condition, one should use eye drops (as prescribed by a doctor) three-four times a day.

One could also close the eyes for half-a-minute while sitting in front of the computer screen to bring moisture back to the eyes, Biswas said.

Listing out the preventive steps, Dhawan said patients should wear sunglasses to protect the eyes from the cold wind, while artificial tears - also known as tear substitutes - should be applied at least four times a day.

If the condition aggravates, use lubricating ointment at bedtime and run a humidifier to put moisture back into the air.

Also, lay a warm, damp washcloth across your eyelids for a couple of minutes, drink extra fluids and use a hot- or cold-air humidifier, Dhawan said.

According to the American Association of Ophthalmology, approximately 3.2 million women and 1.7 million men over the age of 50 suffer from chronic dry eyes.

You May Also Like

Celebrity weight loss: Before and after

सलमान खान के खिलाफ हो रही बड़ी साजिश

Salman Khan: The Godfather Of Bollywood

Celebrities who love hiding their faces

Shraddha Kapoor: Got fascinated seeing dad getting beaten up

Short Actresses Who Carry Themselves with Oomph

Ek Villain Movie

Humshakals Movie

HCAM DAy at the Capitol celebrates healthcare volunteers

Tiger Shroff is the king of the (Twitter) jungle

Sonakshi Sinha on getting slim: I have stopped being lazy

Selena Gomez unfollows everyone on Instagram

Violence against women should not be tolerated: Shabana Azmi

Older parents more likely to have autistic kids

Sleep disorder linked to Alzheimer`s, Parkinson`s

Sequel of Bodyguard on the way

Parineeti says drama queen a positive word for her

Kareena pushing rubbish pregnancy rumours
Top Stories
Parineeti says drama queen a positive word for her
Kareena pushing rubbish pregnancy rumours
Parineeti says Priyanka is not my role model
Controversy king Akshay Kumar Controversial stories
Home remedy to kill bad breath
कैटरीना ने ठुकराया रणबीर का शादी का प्रस्ताव
प्रेम विवाह में अड़चन हो तो जपें यह मंत्र
नौकरी नहीं मिल रही तो आजमाएं यह उपाय
Bollywood Celebrities then and now
Scientists' one step closer to magic bullet against cancer caused by asbestos
Good night's sleep may lower prostate cancer risk
China reports new H7N9 death
skin during winters revealed
Other News
Technology News
Sports News
Remedies
Politics Review
Movies
Miscellaneous
Love And Relationship
Inspirational Stories
Horoscope
Health Care
Global News
Entertainment
Education
Business News
HCAM DAy at the Capitol celebrates healthcare volunteers
ST. PAUL — Bev Moberg, Karen Sandberg and Rozann Prich from Fairview Range Medical Center in Hibbing, joined more than 75 other health care volunteers and staff at the State Capitol on Wednesday, April 9, to meet with legislators and advocate for h...
Read More
Tiger Shroff is the king of the (Twitter) jungle
Twitter is overflowing with jokes on Tiger Shroff, who is yet to make his Bollywood debut with 'Heropanti'...
Read More
Sonakshi Sinha on getting slim: I have stopped being lazy
Sonakshi Sinha has been displaying a much slimmer avatar now....
Read More
Celebrities
Valentino Garavani 
Arundhati Roy 
Umesh Yadav 
Vinod Khanna 
Neha Sargam 
Atal Bihari Vajpayee 
Rohit Sharma 
More Celebrities...
Entertainment
Remedies
Movies
Health Care
Inspirational Stories
Love And Relationship
 
Restaurants Festivals
Name of 1st Person
Name of 2nd Person

Mobile Ringtones

Mobile Themes

Mobile Wallpapers

Comment
 
Name:
Email:
Comment:
 
Latest News
Ek Villain Movie
Parineeti says drama queen a positive word for her
What makes Shah Rukh Khan jealous of Sonu Sood
Chennai Express
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
Five reasons why you should eat spinach
Shraddha Kapoor: Got fascinated seeing dad getting beaten up
Kareena pushing rubbish pregnancy rumours
ना करें ये गल्‍तियां नहीं तो हो जाएगी त्‍वचा खराब
Daily routines may influence sleep quality, quantity
मानव को कठिनाइयों से घबराना नहीं चाहिए
बाल झड़ने लगे तो जूस लगाएं या पिएं
Sonakshi Sinha on getting slim: I have stopped being lazy
Celebrities

Gerard Butler

Virender Sehwag

Kevin Pietersen

Hamilton Masakadza

Umar Gul

Vinod Khanna

John Galliano

Rajat Tokas
Today's Birthday
 
Jeev Milkha Singh
15,Dec
Send Wishes
Birthdays of Current Month
 
SMS Collection

Wishing you all a very Happy, colorful Holi... this is the time when we all forget our differences and come together to be unite as one good human socity .....Enjoy and give your love everyone!!

Jb hum bohlna nhi jante the to hume bole bina MAA hamari batoon ko samajti thi OR AJJ Hum har bat pe kehte hain choro Mummi aap Nhi Samjhogi. Love your mom . Respect her. Happy Mother's Day

More Text
Send Greetings
 
More Greetings   
Services Our Policies About India Fun Zone Share Us
Games Celebrities
Wallpapers Love Calculator
Texts Sharing Stuffs 
E Greetings Photo Gallery
News Classifieds
Restaurants Essays
Privacy Policy
Terms & Conditions
Home
About Us
Contact Us
facebook linkedin twitter youtube
Copyright © India Fun Zone. All Rights Reserved.
Site By: www.rpgwebsolutions.com