Eye allergies, infections on rise with hot summer season

Eye allergies and infections are increasing among citizens in hot summer season across the country.


During winter to summer transition period, pollen released into the air, which causes allergies known as allergic conjunctivitis or spring catarrh.

Ophthalmologist said that problems like dryness in the eye, itching, discharge and redness and its prevention is fairly simple invest in a good pair of sunglasses that filters out ultra-violet rays.

Alyscia said tear substitutes are a good way to keep eyes healthy. Lubricating eye drops are available over the counter, but it is always safer to consult an ophthalmologist before using these drops. They are sterile water and are safer than tap water.

She advised the eye patients to regularly consult with ophthalmology for avoiding further complications during the summer season.