The rapid spread of pink eye infection, scientifically known as conjunctivitis, is causing alarm in Pakistan.
Medical experts say not to use antibiotics and steroids for this common eye problem too much because it can make your eyesight worse.
Eye surgeon, Dr. Intzar Hussain Butt, shared necessary recommendations to address the situation.
He advised affected individuals to avoid self-medication and instead use prescribed eye drops, cold water, and tissues for cleansing their eyes.
What is conjunctivitis
Conjunctivitis is characterized by the inflammation or infection of the conjunctiva, a transparent membrane covering the eyeball and lining the eyelid.
Dr. Butt emphasized the importance of not coming into physical contact with infected individuals and refraining from sharing personal items such as handkerchiefs, pillows, and makeup.
Additionally, Dr. Butt suggested that patients wear sunglasses and take a temporary break from their work or daily responsibilities to facilitate recovery.
He cautioned against gatherings and stressed the significance of frequent hand-washing with soap to prevent further transmission of the infection.
In light of the escalating spread of pink eye infection in Pakistan, it is crucial for the public to heed these expert recommendations to effectively manage the condition and protect their eye health.