Thursday, September 9, 2010

Eye Flu in Delhi

Eye Flu has become rampant in Delhi. I discussed the topic with Dr. Narinder Singh, Senior EYE Consultant Yashoda Hospitals

Q. Which eye drops should we use during eye flu, a common question asked to me by everybody?

Ans. Actually eye drops can harm you especially if it contains steroids. A simple superficial erosion can become ulcer with steroids eye drops. Steroids eye drops may hasten the improvement in symptoms but at a cost.

Q. What is the nature and duration of this eye-flu epidemic?

Ans. This flu lasts for 3-5 days. Only some lubricating eye drops are required and personal hygiene needs to be taken care of.

Message: Do not use eye drops on your own in eye flu. It may harm your eyes. Better consult your eye specialist.

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