Arab Weather - The region is affected at this time of the year by Khamsini depressions and strong Khamsini winds that stir up dust and dirt, not to mention the spring weather that causes some health problems and complications for the eyes, and we talk here about some of the problems and effects that the dusty weather causes on the eye and ways to deal with it and protect the eye Complications.
When the eye is exposed to dust, histamine is released as an allergic reaction to the presence of foreign bodies, so histamine expands the capillaries in the eye, and this leads to:
1. Increased eye congestion.
2. Itchy eyes.
3. A feeling of discomfort in the eye.
4. Eye dryness may also occur due to the evaporation of the tear fluid upon exposure to the wind.
One of the people most prone to these symptoms is the group that suffers from seasonal allergies, which occur most commonly in the spring when they frequently suffer from "spring conjunctivitis".
1. Avoid rubbing the eye, because rubbing the eye leads to the secretion of substances that increase eye irritation, and dust that comes into contact with the eye can cause scratching of the cornea when rubbing the eye. In addition, rubbing the eye may increase the risk of keratoconus.
2. Wash the eye to get rid of the dust stuck in it.
3. Use cold water compresses, as these compresses help relieve congestion and discomfort in the eyes.
4. In the event of severe allergies, antihistamine drops can be used to relieve congestion and discomfort in the eyes.
The following is a video of an interview on the Jawk program, in which Dr. Moaz Al-Hassan, a specialist in ophthalmology, talks about the effect of dusty weather on the eyes and the most important prevention methods:
We ask God Almighty to preserve for us all the blessings of sight and eye health, and our wishes for a cure for the sick and for a long period of health and wellness for all.