Mumbai is witnessing a concerning surge in Dry Eye Disease, a condition causing micro-inflammatory reactions that damage the ocular surface. The city’s leading eye care provider, Dr. Agarwals Eye Hospital, emphasizes the importance of professional advice from eye specialists for an accurate diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Smit Bavariya, Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist at the hospital, explains that “failure to address Dry Eye can lead to severe disturbances in vision and reduced working capacity, impacting our daily lives significantly.” He also urges individuals to refrain from self-diagnosing or treatment based on online information. Instead, Dr. Bavariya emphasizes the crucial role of eye specialists in managing this condition effectively.
The rising prevalence of Dry Eye Disease in Mumbai is a worrying trend, but Dr. Agarwals Eye Hospital remains committed to their mission of education and awareness. The hospital regularly conducts lectures in IT corporations and banks and hosts webinars to share valuable insights on managing the condition effectively.
In addition to these educational initiatives, the hospital also advocates for changes in daily habits to help prevent the onset of Dry Eye Disease. This includes following the 20-20-20 rule, which entails taking a break every 20 minutes of screen time to focus on an object 20 feet away for 20 seconds.
Finally, recognizing the importance of early detection, the hospital urges individuals, especially those susceptible due to prolonged screen usage, to attend regular eye check-ups. Only through regular monitoring can we prevent the rapid escalation of Dry Eye Disease in our communities.