Ten commandments of Eye Care
These are the Ten Commandments for Eye care compiled by Dr. Ashley Thomas Mulamoottil. Please follow them:
- Wash your hands properly before touching your eyes. This prevents conjunctivitis.
- Don't smoke or chew tobacco. Macular (eye-nerve) degeneration and blindness is strongly associated with smoking.
- Never put hot food into plastic bags. It could cause macular (eye-nerve) degeneration and male infertility.
- Use UV protective sun glass when out in the sun. This prevents or delays cataract.
- Wear protective glasses while driving or working with dangerous objects or sharp tools as it can prevent serous injury.
- Encourage children to play outdoors. It prevents short sight to a great extent.
- Eat healthy by adding green vegetables, carrots, tomatoes to your diet. Fish other than fried is also good.
- Eyesight of newborn children should be checked at 1 month and later at the age of 4 to find and rectify problems of the eye, if any.
- Do vision test eye pressure test and retinal examination annually.
- Do not ignore any abnormality in your vision, however small it is.