Rainy season in India usually means a cup of hot tea,
Pav, bhajiya and a quite evening listening to the platter of the rain drops against
However Rainy season also brings in a surge to the eye diseases as well.
Conjunctivitis (pink eye): It is an inflammation
swelling of the conjunctiva (the transparent membrane that covers the outer surface of
eye). There are various agents which can cause conjunctivitis during rainy season viz
bacterial, parasitic. Treating the conditions in the earlier phase will ensure that you
don’t spread it to your loved ones and also the chances of complications reduce. Please
remember, steroids are not the answer to any pink or red eye.
Eye stye: A stye is also a bacterial infection that can
you a tough time during rainy days.
It occurs as a lump on the eyelid when the small glands
the base of your eyelashes get clogged and the bacteria multiply in that small space not
having any place to go. Due to rains; the dust particles and other substances in the eye
get caught in these glands which make it a very good nidus for the bacteria. The basic
symptoms of Stye are pus discharge, redness over eye lids, unbearable pain and bump in
Dry Eyes: This can result from exposure to dust
pollutants that are more common with the monsoons.
Corneal Ulcer: Commonly caused due to infection
bacteria, viruses, fungi, or a parasite, a corneal ulcer occurs as a painful, red eye,
mild to severe eye discharge and reduced vision. It should be treated in time to avoid
Best eye care tips for Rainy season:-
- Don’t touch your eyes with dirty hands.
- Don’t share your handkerchief or towel with anyone.
- Do not rub your eyes very often.
- Don’t share your eye medicines or contact lenses with anyone.
- Avoid eye make-up, when you have eye infection.
- Always try to keep water proof makeup kit with you and never share it with
- Use eye protection glasses when exposed to wind, dust.
- Use eye protective masks, while swimming.
- Avoid using swimming pool during rainy season, as the pool water increases the
attack on your eyes.