Bangalore sees sharp hike in Dry Eye Cases , Cases expected to increase further in coming years

  • Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital Launches First of its kind ” Dry Eyes Speciality Clinic “
  • Hospital offers free checkup and consultation till 15th August
  • Bengaluru / July 7 , 2022 : ” Cases of Dry eyes is increasing at an alarming rate everyday due to excessive usage of computers and mobile phones for longer durations than is the recommended norm . Furthermore , medical conditions such as diabetes , thyroid disorders , and Vitamin A deficiency can also trigger dry eyes , ” quoted Dr. Sanjana Vatsa , Cornea and Refractive Surgeon , Dr. Agarwals Eye Hospital , Indiranagar at the launch of India’s first – of – its kind Dry Eye Clinic .
    The Dry Eye Clinic located at their specialist eye hospital in Indiranagar was inaugurated & offer on the eve of the launch of the new specialty clinic , Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital is offering free Dry Eye Evaluation & doctor consultation for the residents of Bengaluru till the 15th of August 2022 . As Bengaluru is the IT Capital of India , the number of IT professionals working from home / office and students attending online classes have increased in the recent times , resulted in a drastic increase of the cases of Dry Eye syndrome . According to the surgeons at Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital , the cases have gone up from 10 percent to 30 percent over a very short period of time . The new Dry eye speciality clinic comprises of the latest and most advanced diagnostic technology with treatment options including the ” Intense Pulse Light Therapy ” which improves the quantity and quality of tears being produced by the eye . The therapy significantly reduces the signs and symptoms of dry eyes and specifically benefits those patient who do not find adequate relief with use of eye drops alone . Dr. Sanjana Vatsa , Cornea and Refractive Surgeon , Dr. Agarwals Eye Hospital , Indiranagar said that : ” We have witnessed that the majority of people in the age group of 20 – 40 years complain of dry eyes and they are either working professionals or students who undergo online classes . Excessive use of electronic devices is known to affect eyes , commonly in the form of dry ” eyes . With over 30 percent increase in the recent months , we expect this to increase by a further 15 percent in the coming years . ” To ensure that one does not suffer from dry eyes , Dr. Vatsa recommended the usage of topical lubricating eye drops and gel to keep the eyes moist and hydrated . Moderate cases also require systemic medications in the form of tablets , in addition to eye drops . However , severe and chronic cases who do not respond well to topical or systemic medications can be benefited from advanced treatments such as ” Intense pulse light therapy ” to stimulate the glands around the eye to secrete more quantity and better quality of tears which help in significant improvement in the signs and symptoms of dry eyes . Dr. Archana S , Regional Head – Clinical Services , Dr Agarwals Eye Hospital , Bengaluru , pointed out saying , ” It is imperative the people do not ignore the symptoms of dry eyes . If one has a burning sensation in the eyes , foreign body sensation , itching , redness , blurring of vision , discomfort , etc. , one should immediately visit an ophthalmologist . Such symptoms if left untreated , can lead to pain , scarring , and in some cases vision loss as well . It is recommended people visit and get evaluated . ” . Dr. Triveni V Regional Head – Clinical Services , Dr Agarwals Eye Hospital , Bengaluru said that ” Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital in Indiranagar is a refractive hub for the hospital chain . The center is equipped with advanced technology and the latest equipment to provide comprehensive eye care in a holistic manner . The hospital is housed on two floors , spread across approximately 5,000 sq ft . The center will give the patients 360 – degree comprehensive eye care under one roof , offering services such as general ophthalmology , cataract services , laser cataract surgery , retina & cornea services , glaucoma & orbit , refractive surgery , and pediatric ophthalmology ” .

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