Eye care during monsoon

Eye care is very important during monsoon season. For some people monsoon is very enjoyable time. They love to get drench in rain water especially after scorching heat. Some of the common eye problems during monsoon are conjunctivitis, eye styes, dry eyes, corneal ulcers.

A little care can go a long way in preventing infections and keep your eyes healthy so that you can enjoy the rains during monsoon.

Let’s have a look at some infections that are very common during monsoon.


Conjunctivitis is one of the most common and treatable eye infections in children and adults. Often called “pink eye,” it is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, the tissue that lines the inside of the eyelid. This tissue helps keep the eyelid and eyeball moist.

Conjunctivitis can be caused by a virus, bacteria, irritating substances (shampoos, dirt, smoke, and especially pool chlorine), allergens. Pink eye caused by bacteria, viruses, it can spread easily from person to person

Eye stye

A stye is an infection that causes a painful lump along the eyelid. Styes are rampant during monsoon and are usually caused by bacterial infections. It can be cure at home with the help of little care and medications.

Dry eyes

Dry eye is another eye infection in which there is a constant flow of water from eyes. This continuous flow of water from eyes cause dry eyes and lead to irritation, pain and blur vision. This is cause by exposure to dust and pollutants. So it is vital to take care of ayes during monsoon.

Corneal ulcer

Cornea is the thin clear structure over iris. A severe infection of cornea is called corneal ulcer. It’s a very serious infection as it causes severe pain, blur vision and pus discharge also. The affected person should immediately consult an eye specialist.

Here are a few valuable eye care tips that can keeps infections at bay and precautions with which you can avoid these infections from troubling you:

1. Don’t touch your eyes with dirty hands and wash your hands after you touch your face or eyes.

2. Do not share your eye medicines, contact lens solutions/containers, towels and handkerchiefs with others

3. Avoid eye makeup when you have an infection. Avoid sharing your cosmetics brushes with others. Usually infection spread through sharing things with eachother.

4. Try not to use your contact lenses when you have an infection

5. Avoid the use of over the counter eye drops. These drops may contain steroids which can prove to be harmful. Always consult an eye professional if you have red eye or any eye related disease.

Nutrition for the good health of eyes

Nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, zinc, and vitamins C and E may help ward off age-related vision problems such as macular degeneration and cataracts. Regularly eating these foods can help you to good eye health.

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Dr. Anil Singhal MD (Homeo)