2 hours agoAuthor: Alisha Sinha
There are many coaching classes in MP Nagar Zone-2 Bhopal where many kids join the coaching to prepare for the competitive exams. We found a lady named Kamini whose daughter is studying more in mobile and laptop since few years. He recently had a dry eye problem, so it’s hard for him to study. He is being treated by the doctor.
Dry eyes have become a common problem in the fast and polluted lifestyle. Along with adults, small children also face this problem.
Let us know the answers to important questions about dry eye in children.
Today’s expert is Dr. Kamran Aqeel, Senior Consultant, Sharp Sight Eye Hospitals.
Question- What does dry eye mean?
answer- There is a layer of tear film in our eyes, which acts as a moisture-proof and protective shield for the eyes. Due to its alteration, the problem of dry eye occurs. For example, not being able to make enough tears, the tears dry up quickly or their quality deteriorates.
According to Dr. Rajesh Sinha, an eye specialist at AIIMS, when we use mobile or laptop more and are attentive. Then there is a lot of strain on the eyes. Hence the water in the eyes, which comes out in the form of tears. It starts to dry. It has a direct effect on the retina of the eyes and there is a problem of dry eyes.
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Parents should take care of these things
Children are not able to properly explain the problem related to the eyes. If they have a problem like dry eye, they often rub their eyes. In this situation, parents should pay attention to their children. Do not ignore them under any circumstances. By some symptoms in children, you can identify whether they have a dry eye problem or not. For this read the charts below
urgent matter- According to the US health agency CDC, the eyes blink 66% less when looking at a computer or mobile screen. According to a report, due to the lockdown of the last two years, i.e. 2020-2021, children in the country spend an average of 4 hours a day on the screen.
Question- After seeing the symptoms, what tests should be done to know whether the child has a dry eye problem or not?
answer- Whether or not the child suffers from dry eye is determined by the Scrimmer test. The doctor places strips of blotting paper under the eyelid. After 5 minutes, dry eye is diagnosed based on the absorbed tear.
If your child shows these symptoms, take him to the doctor immediately. Get him treated. However, along with treatment, taking some precautions or home remedies, the child can recover quickly.
If dry eye is a problem, follow these home remedies
If the child has serious eye problems, take him to the doctor immediately. Do not use home remedies.
Question- If the child is stubborn and uses more devices such as the mobile phone or the computer, what to do?
answer- Keep these 7 things in mind:
You can include these things in your diet to keep your eyes or children’s eyes healthy.