Dr. Agarwals Eye Hospital is championing the cause of tackling the rising prevalence of Dry Eye Disease in Mumbai. The condition, often a result of insufficient tear production, leads to micro-inflammatory reactions causing ocular surface damage.
The hospital is proactive in promoting early intervention strategies, focusing on educating the public about Dry Eye Disease’s symptoms and causes. They recommend implementing modifications such as reducing screen time, avoiding direct high airflow, and using humidifiers. Moreover, they emphasize the practice of proper lid hygiene and the use of oral essential fatty acids to help alleviate symptoms.
“Our aim is to stress the importance of recognizing the symptoms early and seeking professional advice for accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment,” says Dr. Smit Bavariya, Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist at the hospital. He also highlights the need for regular eye check-ups for early detection and management, especially for those most susceptible to the disease due to prolonged screen usage.
Dr. Agarwals Eye Hospital continues to be at the forefront in the fight against Dry Eye Disease, implementing community education initiatives to raise awareness and promote healthy eye practices.