We are spending money for unnecessary things such as unnecessary shopping, having fast foods, movie and other needless things. On the other hand, we have been ignoring to take care of our health specially an eye. Our eyes are the window to our world, how can we be careless with their proper care? We have described following eye care tips that you should never ignore.
Spending long hours in front of computers, laptops, or televisions has become a part of modern man’s life today. There is no single profession that does not require use of computers. When at office, one has to spend long eight to nine hours, if not more, in front of the systems. But this rendezvous of modern man with his computer does not end here. Back home, once again he gets hooked to is laptop or television set for some entertainment. Working for late hours on computers is not uncommon either.
Taking care of your eyes is good as giving importance to your overall health. That is why choosing your eye care doctor is considered as an important health care decision. Remember that you will trust your sense of sight to this professional to help you maintain a clear vision for life. Here are some tips to remember so you can choose the best doctor to care for your eyes.
To schedule an Appointment at Mungale Eye Hospital, you will need to call on 0265-6580311 or 0265-2430101 between 9am to 6.30 pm on week days.
The hospital is closed on Sundays.
Visit the Mungale Eye Hospital to obtain copy of your Medical Records.
The eye needs light in order to work, but too much bright sunlight may be associated with damage to the retina (age related macular degeneration). It is sensible therefore always to wear a hat/cap with a brim or dark glasses when out in bright light.
The most important environmental factor associated with eye disease is smoking – smoking is bad for retinas. Yet another reason to give up the habit!
Diet is also important – dark green leafy vegetables (spinach, kale, and broccoli) contain micronutrients that are important for the health of the retina. A balanced diet is sensible for all sorts of reasons.
Vitamin and mineral supplements in the form of pills or powders have a limited role in protecting the eyes in someone eating a balanced diet. There are some forms of age related macular degeneration that can be helped by these pills – consult your doctor if in doubt. Remember that too many supplements can also be harmful so always only take the recommended dosage.
Cornea, the main focusing part , is the clear front surface of the eye. Like a window, it allows light to enter the eye. Vision could be markedly reduced or lost if the cornea becomes cloudy or scarred. This condition is known as corneal blindness.
Injuries to the eye, birth defects, malnutrition, infections, chemical burns, congenital disorders and complications of eye surgery.
Persons with AIDS, Hepatitis B and C, Rabies, Septicaemia, Acute leukemia (Blood cancer), Tetanus, Cholera, and infectious diseases like Meningitis and Encephalitis cannot donate eyes.
The eye bank is a nonprofit organization and obtains, medically evaluates and distributes eyes which are donated by humanitarian citizens for use in cornea transplants, scleral reconstruction, research and education. To ensure patient safety the donated eyes and the donor’s medical history are evaluated by the eye bank staff in accordance with the Eye Bank association of America’s (EBAA) strict medical standards.
The most important action you can take is to tell your family and legal representative. Most states now require that families be offered the option of donation when a loved one dies. Families may give consent for donation. It is most helpful if they know how you feel in advance. A donor card can serve as an indication to your family, your legal representative and hospitals of your intention to be an eye donor.