About Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Delhi Witnesses Rise in Cases of Viral Conjunctivitis

by Bidita Debnath on October 5, 2013 at 11:46 PM
Font : A-A+

Delhi Witnesses Rise in Cases of Viral Conjunctivitis

New Delhi witnessed over 5 percent rise in cases of viral conjunctivitis - an eye infection that lasts longer than a normal eye flu, doctors told IANS.

"Conjunctivitis, which is prevalent in cold and rainy season is expected to spread till December month," said Sanjay Dhawan, director ophthalmology department, Fortis Healthcare.

Advertisement

Normally conjunctivitis takes a week to cure, but in case of virulent infection it takes two or more weeks to heal, added Dhawan.

According to doctors, redness in the eye, swelling in the surrounding area, severe pain, itching, sensitivity to light and blurred vision are common symptoms of the infection.
Advertisement

The viral infection could spread rapidly among people through contact with the eye discharge of an infected person in crowded places, and then touching their own eyes, Rohan Chawla, senior ophthalmologist of Max Hospital told IANS.

As there is no prevention against the infection, the doctors advise patients to maintain hygiene.

"The people should regularly wash their hands, use separate towels, bedsheets and avoid touching their eyes in crowded places," said doctor Kingshuk Biswas of Columbia Asia Hospital, Gurgaon.

Source: IANS
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
What's New on Medindia
Black Water: Benefits and Uses
World Hypertension Day 2022 - Measure Blood Pressure Accurately, Control It, Live Longer!
Drinking This Popular Beverage May Drop Dementia Risk
View all
Recommended Reading
News Archive
Date
Category
Advertisement
News Category

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Conjunctivitis Blocked Tear Duct Vision Allergy Eye Drops Eye Redness 

Most Popular on Medindia

Post-Nasal Drip Nutam (400mg) (Piracetam) Find a Hospital Calculate Ideal Weight for Infants Color Blindness Calculator Loram (2 mg) (Lorazepam) How to Reduce School Bag Weight - Simple Tips Noscaphene (Noscapine) Turmeric Powder - Health Benefits, Uses & Side Effects Drug Interaction Checker

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2022

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use