Saturday, September 25, 2021
Markfed Sept to Nov


Innocent Admission

Cases of dry eyes, digital screen strain, mature cataract on the rise

- Advertisement -

Chennai, July 24, 2021- The number of cases of dry eyes and digital eye strain has gone up during the pandemic period, said a top official of Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital.

The cases of digital eye strain and dry eyes seen a significant rise as a result of excessive exposure to light-emitting digital screens as people adapted to work-from-home and study-from-home scenarios, said Dr. Amar Agarwal, Chairman.

According to him, the cases of matured cataracts surged from 10 per cent of the total cataract cases in the last quarter of 2019 to over 50 per cent during the same period in 2020.

Citing an internal study conducted in 2020, he said that the delay in seeking medical interventions during the first wave of the pandemic — due to lockdown restrictions or fear of infection risks, had severely deteriorated the eye conditions of many patients.

Hence, without ignoring any eye issue, patients should seek medical intervention at the earliest.

Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital, one of India’s largest networks of eyecare centers, has launched Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Connect, a free online consultation platform, making its specialists available for advice on eye conditions, second opinion, and follow-ups for patients across the country. The free consultation will be available till August 15, 2021.

For those who are reluctant to go to a hospital for eye checkup, Dr.Agarwal’s Eye Hospital has launched free online consultation service.

Patients can call (9167376973) or visit to book an online consultation with specialists. For online consultation, there is no need to download any app. A computer or mobile phone with a good internet connection and camera is sufficient, he said.

It is important for the patients and the public to take extra care of their vision health and seek medical intervention without delay, as COVID-19 and the lifestyle changes – especially the increase in screen time, during the lockdown could harm eye health.

The Covid-19 infection may lead to the onset of eye conditions such as conjunctivitis, uveitis, artery and vein occlusions, and optic neuritis, Agarwal said.  (Agency)

Subscribe to YesPunjab Telegram Channel & receive important news updates

- Advertisement -

Yes Punjab - TOP STORIES

Punjab News

Sikh News

Transfers, Postings, Promotions

- Advertisement -spot_img

Stay Connected






Biden Modi

What Modi wants from Biden, in Year Zero of post-Covid era – by Robinder Sachdev

This is the second piece of a two-column combo-pack, over 48 hours, before the Biden-Modi summit in Washington DC, in the morning of September...
Bike Riding on Road

All About Third-Party Bike Insurance Explained

Your bike is a reward for the hard work that is invested, and protecting your asset is a necessity. If you own a bike,...
Narendra Modi Joe Biden

On eve of Biden-Modi summit; a primer on what Biden needs, wants, and will ask from India – by Robinder Sachdev

When US President Joe Biden and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi sit down for their first-ever personal meeting, and bilateral, at the White House...


Health & Fitness


Does all memory loss indicate Alzheimer’s Disease?

New Delhi, Sep 21, 2021- While memory loss is most often associated with the elderly, more and more young people today are having trouble remembering things. Are all these a sign of Alzheimer's? No, say doctors. According to doctors, multiple factors are responsible for the youth tending to forget things. These include lack of sleep, too much screen time on...

Gadgets & Tech

error: Content is protected !!