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Self-medication carries serious consequences for vision, including blindness

Ophthalmologist warned that any drug must be prescribed by a specialist, even if the lubricant eye

 
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Indiscriminate use of eye drops can damage eyesight
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Indiscriminate use of eye drops can damage eyesight

The eyes and the skin are organs that are exposed and also suffer from climate change. Therefore, care must be intensified. The heat and dry weather can cause uncomfortable sensations such as redness, irritation and the impression that the eyes are sand. The ophthalmologist Celso Boianovsky explains that these annoyances are typical of so-called dry eye. Lack of lubrication can even facilitate the emergence of infections such as conjunctivitis, which is very common this time of year, complete.

Boianovsky account that the use of lubricating eye is very common this time of year, but draws attention to the fact that using any type of eye drops without medical supervision is a risk for eye health, even a simple product. Lubricants do not represent risks, but must be prescribed by an ophthalmologist. The same rule applies to other drops used to treat eye diseases such as viral and bacterial conjunctivitis. According to the doctor if the medicine is used incorrectly can cause serious eye damage including blindness.

He explains that drops with antibiotics, if used chronically and irregular, can cause mutations in bacteria will become resistant to medication. Even those eyedrops to let his eyes whiten may have side effects and cause changes in blood pressure. The creams and ointments for the eyes should also be indicated by the ophthalmologist. Several eye diseases can have the same symptoms: itching, redness and low vision. Therefore, only the precise diagnosis can indicate the correct treatment.

If people knew the risks of eye drops used without medical advice, never self-medicate. If used incorrectly, and it does not solve the problem may cause other, even that outside the eye region, such as tachycardia, asthma and depression, warns Dr. Celso.

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