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AIIMS conducting study to ascertain presence of Covid in various parts of eye

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AIIMS conducting study to ascertain presence of Covid in various parts of eye

A study is underway by the RP Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences at AIIMS to ascertain the presence of coronavirus in various parts of the eye of those people who have died due to the infection.

The centre’s chief Dr JS Titiyal revealed the same.

While addressing a press conference on the 36th Eye Donation Fortnight celebration by the National Eye Bank (NEB), he said that five eye balls have been collected for carrying out the study.

“The research study will help ascertain the presence of the coronavirus in the cornea, optic nerve and retina of Covid-19 infected deceased,” Titiyal said.

“These eye balls will be subjected to various molecular tests to detect the presence of the Covid virus in these tissues and also look for genetic evidence,” he said.

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Tips to keep your eyes healthy

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Tips to keep your eyes healthy

Eye health is something everyone ignore and we strongly recommend you to not take your eyes for granted. So, in order to help you out, we have come up with the list of things you need to take care of if you want to maintain good eye sight. Give a quick read.

1. First and foremost thing is to eat well. Prefer well-balanced meals that include like omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, zinc, and vitamins C and E might help ward off age-related vision problems like macular degeneration and cataracts. So eat leafy vegetables, oranges, fish, nuts, beans etc in your diet without fail.

2. Reduce your time with screens because they are the main reasons for poor vision, dry eyes, headaches, pain in shoulders, neck etc.

3. When you feel strain on your eyes, rest your eyes every 20 minutes. Look 20 feet away for 20 seconds. Get up at least every 2 hours and take a 15-minute break.

4. You should quit smoking because it makes you more likely to get cataracts, damage to your optic nerve, and macular degeneration, among many other medical problems.

5. Wear safety glasses, if you use hazardous or airborne materials on the job or at home.

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Is dark mode good for your eyes?

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Is dark mode good for your eyes?

Well, it is no secret that we all live with our mobile phones in this fast-paced world and did you ever think of the impact they have on our eyes? Fret not! You are definitely not alone because nobody does.

As per the experts and recent studies, the dark mode on your mobile phones is good for our eyes as it is intended to reduce blue light exposure. Also, it is more likely to affect sleep rhythm than eye strain.

If you set your phone on dark mode, it shows white text on dark background and also there are many advantages to it.

Benefits of dark mode on phone:

1. It reduces eye strain

2. Cuts down on blue light exposure

3. Increases battery life too

And if you are experiencing below mentioned symptoms, it is advisable to switch your phone to dark mode.

1. Strain on eyes or pain

2. Frequent dry eyes

3. Difficulty to fall sleep

4. Migraines

5. Virtual disturbances

How to prevent?

In case if you are looking as how you can reduce the strain on eyes due to over usage of electronic devices, especially phones. Read on.

1. Stay hydrated

2. Take breaks from screens

3. Use the over-the-counter eye drops

4. Keep your phone away from the bedroom

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