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Are You Suffering From Dry Eyes?

Are you suffering from dry eyes?

Dry eye is a common problem that occurs when

your tear production is less & is not providing

adequate lubrication to your eyes. If you

ignore dry eyes, then it may lead to

damage to the tissue of your eye, possibly even

scarring of your cornea and leading to irreversible

loss of vision. So, don’t ignore dry eye. Take

care before complication occurs.

You may be having dry eye if you are experiencing-

  • Itching in eyes
  • Redness in eyes
  • Blurry vision
  • Feeling like there is something in your eyes &
  • Light sensitivity

Your tears are a complex mixture of

water, fatty oils and mucus. These mixture make

the surface of your eyes smooth and clear, and

it helps protect your eye from infection & other complications.

Common causes of dry eye:

  • Aging process- especially menopause
  • Side effects of certain drugs
  • Diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, collagen diseases, diabetes etc.

Treatment for dry eyes:

1)The first step to treat dry eyes is to use

lubricant drops prescribed by your eye specialist.

2)Nutritional support that can help you reduce

your dry eyes are Vitamin C and Potassium. They help

you to increase your tear production.

Good natural vegetarian source of vitamin C are:

  • Amla
  • Papaya
  • Sprouts

Good natural vegetarian sources of Potassium are:

  • Moth beans
  • Moong
  • Mosambi (sweet lime).

3)Most important- to stay lubricated, your eyes need to

blink about 12 times in a minute. So, even if your

tear production is adequate, if you don’t blink enough,

you may develop dry & burning eyes. It is very

important to blink your eyes if your job profile

includes working on computer screen. It is even

more important when your child uses mobile or

computer screen. You need to take care and

limit the time of uses of gadget by your kids.

That all for today

See you next Tuesday with another Tuesday tip

Till then…

Take care…

providing simple solutions for the complexities of life

Dr. Bhumita Makwana

Your dietitian & cosmetic clinician

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