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" Effect of environmental pollution on eyes "


Pollution of all kinds, Atmospheric, water, Noise, soils, even normal
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 $ defective toxic
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
(1) MECHANICALLY,
(2) CHEMICALLY
(3) PHARAMACOHOLOGICALLY

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 simple
means/procedures.

(i) washing the eyes frequently with plain clean water preferably with
boiled and then cooled water

(2) By cleaning the eyes with simple/innocuous pharmaceutical solution.

(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
M.B.B.S(std)
Room no. 28
New hostel King Edward Medical college
Lahore, Pakistan
e-mail :- arunsinghnepal@hotmail.com

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