Summer eye infections.
Summer is here, but you still do not wear sunglasses?
Warm weather, sea, smiles, summer vacations have just started, and with them summer eye infections. From an early age, children are taught to drink plenty of water during the summer, not to go out in the afternoon, as it can create sunburn. But the most important detail in the whole story has forgotten the protection of the eyes themselves and the summer infections.
You protect your skin from sunburn, but you do not protect your eyes. The symptoms of eye burns are similar to skin burns, tingling, tearing, and pain. Here are some of the consequences and infections that can result from improper eye care.
Dry eye does not appear only in summer as a consequence of summer eye infections, but high temperatures have a great impact on this phenomenon. In fact, dry eye is caused by too few tears that cannot moisturize the eye, it causes irritation and often pain.
One of the most common eye phenomena, conjunctivitis or popular as red eye. It can appear on both eyes. The symptoms of this phenomenon are redness, itching and tearing of the eyes. The conjunctiva can be caused by a bacterium or some kind of viral or other infection. The conjunctiva can be transmitted to other people through direct contact or through the shared use of an object.
Stye is an inflammation of the sebaceous glands of the upper or lower eyelid. It appears in the form of a painful growth on the edges of the eyelid, which is created naturally and can last 7 to 10 days. Pain and redness accompany the stye along with the swelling. Itching of the eye while stye is active is not allowed as the situation can only get worse.
Pollen is present throughout the summer everywhere. Due to that, allergies are high. Eye allergies can be caused by temperature, pollen levels, dust and humidity. Symptoms of allergy are redness, scratching and irritation.
How to prevent summer infections and eye phenomena:
- Maintaining eye hygiene
- Do not touch or rub your eyes
- Do not share the same towel, cloth, cosmetics with other people
- Always wear sunglasses outside
- Wear diving goggles when swimming.
If you have any symptoms, be sure to visit an ophthalmologist and start treatment to avoid additional summer eye infections or contact us at SOS Summer Eyecare and schedule your online consultation.
Receiving therapy on your own is not allowed! Be sure to consult an ophthalmologist with booking an appointment online or visiting us in our clinic.