Cases include Conjunctivitis exist yucatan peninsulaMore than 12,500 people have contracted the disease so far this year, with 279 cases reported last week alone, or 40 people infected every day.
Luis Jacobo Reséndiz Nájera, ophthalmologist Institute of Social Security of Yucatan, MexicoI assure you, the main factor is viruses, so probably related to dengue fever.
according to national epidemiological surveillance system (Sinav) federal ministry of healthThere have been 12,538 cases of the disease so far this year, a 115.4% increase from 2022 when only 5,821 patients were reported.
What is conjunctivitis?
Reséndiz Nájera reports that conjunctivitis is an inflammation of one of the outer layers of the eye, called the conjunctiva, which provides protection and lubrication to the eye.
“Inflammation of this layer can occur due to a number of factors, it can be due to irritation from substances that the eye comes into contact with or due to the presence of infection. Infections can be of many types, the most common being viral, followed by bacterial infections,” he explained.
Symptoms of conjunctivitis
However, he stressed that allergies can also be caused by allergies, especially during certain seasons of the year, for people who are susceptible to environmental factors such as dust and pollen, or by exposure to certain medications, especially It was caused by the drops. This may cause some irritation to the surface of the eye.
“The symptoms of conjunctivitis are: the ocular surface is irritated, and then it will appear as a foreign body sensation, which feels like sand, which may cause symptoms such as itching, burning, stinging, and tearing of the eyes.” In some cases, In case of blurred vision. ”
“It is very important to wash our hands frequently and not to scratch our eyes with dirty hands. If we suffer from allergies, it is necessary to receive proper treatment from a specialist. The use of cold compresses is often very useful. It is also possible to change the bed sheets in the house and vacuum them frequently to prevent the accumulation of dust. Inside the house, this often causes allergies,” he said.
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