" Effect of environmental
pollution on eyes "
Pollution of all kinds, Atmospheric, water, Noise, soils,
pollution is quite rampant in our country Nepal.This
man made and
propleelled physical pollution is ravaging the health
of our nation
NEPAL.Pollution comitted by ever increasing autos $
industrial waste inadequte
Treated, sewage and chimicals released
from textile, factories and tanneries and this consist
mostly of carbonated gases(co2,co) sulpherdioxide,metals
like lead,mercurys,arsonic,nitrgen oxide,cadamine etc.
And organic and inorganic, paniculate
matter.toxics emission in our
atmosphere are not neutralized by enough green trees
(4 tres needed to neutralized by engough green trees(4
trees needed to neutralize
The carbonated gases from one auto) the amount of these
harmful marterials have long crossed the safety levels,
in most of our thickly populeted areas.
Result is that people are folding into
hospitals, doctor clinics with
pollution induced/aggravated nose throat & lungs,
skin disease, respiratory diseases, G.I.TRACT DISEASES
AND EVEN CANCER.
POLLUTION ACTPOLUTION ACT HARMFULLY IN MANY
Mucus Membranes of the human body are
most sensitive to the presence of acid producing gases
in polluted atmosphere such as CO2 which produces sulphuric
acid by dissolving in body fluids. This acid then destroys
mucous cells which produce mucous so with their destruction,
Their protecting influence is lost and vicious disease
producing circles is started.
IN CASE OF EYE
This destruction of mucous producing cells
and the likes of Conjunctiva and cornea, aggravated
by institution due to particulate matter in the polluted
atmosphere caused symptoms of grittiness smarting and
burning, soreness softening and infection of superficial
protective layers of the eye i.e.
Hyperemia castinteriates, Keratitis, and Blepheritis,
sties and other
infection cysts etc. We are fortunate that at least,
we can counteract the
beneficial effects. if pollution as the eyes by following
(i) washing the eyes frequently with plain
clean water preferably with
boiled and then cooled water
(2) By cleaning the eyes with simple/innocuous
(3) By washing the eyes with distilled
water or sterilised saline.
(4) Wearing of prescription and protective
sunglasses, while and walking along roads.
(5) By immediately seeing an Eye Specialist/doctor
if the symptoms of
Redness, soreness, eye discharge persist inspite of
above simple remedies.
Arun Kumar Singh
Room no. 28
New hostel King Edward Medical college
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