Care for healthy & beautiful eyes
Eyes are important highlighters of the face. Healthy and beautiful eyes are as important as a healthy and an attractive body. Health of the eyes can be affected due certain risk factors and lead to associated conditions around the eyes.
Wirth age, health of any organ in the body is affected. The skin around the eyes loses its elasticity and becomes dry, dull, wrinkly and pigmented. The lids become loose and hang like a hammock leading to stagnation of tears, eyelid muscles and fat undergo thinning and absorption giving a tired and droopy look and blurred vision is secondary to aging of the natural lens (development of cataract) and retina ( responsible for image formation).
Diseases like hypertension, diabetes, nutritional deficiencies, unstable thyroid, high cholesterol levels, and malignancies can affect different layers of the eyes. Commonly visible changes are thick yellow deposits along the corner of the lids called xanthelesma, dryness of eyes, early cataract formation and retinal changes. Protruded eyes are seen in thyroid patients.
Occupation and lifestyle
IT professionals, field workers, welders, farmers, electricians, industrial workers are to name a few who are at added risk. The long hours of work in front of systems, bright lights, dusty atmosphere make the eyes dull, dry and tired. There is also an increased risk of injuries due to potentially hazardous materials like gas, oil, molten metals etc. Unhealthy and sedentary lifestyle, imbalanced diet, smoking and alcoholism exacerbates the aging and damage.
Care for healthy and beautiful eyes
- Regular annual or biannual visits to an ophthalmologist and family physician
- Healthy diet and lifestyle with one form of exercise on daily basis
- Protective and antiglare glasses
- To retain the beauty of eyes, consult ophthalmic plasty and cosmetic surgeon( Eye plastic and cosmetic surgery)
Dr. Shubhra Goel, MBBS, Diploma Ophthalmology ( D.O.) DNB, MNAMS
Ophthalmic Plasty ( Oculoplasty) and Facial Cosmetic Surgery,
Apollo Health City, Hyderabad