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The recommendations of the experts of Clinica Baviera now that the temperatures begin to lower.
The eyes are one of the most delicate parts of the human body and suffer the most with the greatest intensity of sunlight in summer. However, according to the experts of www.clinicabaviera.it, one of the most important ophthalmology centers in Europe, they can also be damaged by thermal changes that usually occur in Italy in late autumn and early winter, when in days days of bright sunshine alternate days in which the temperatures suddenly drop.Among the most common ailments of which we suffer in this period there are dry eyes, viral conjunctivitis, infections, small irritations or ulcers. Nothing serious, of course, if you realize it in time and go to a specialist; but there are also some small precautions that can be taken to prevent these annoyances from arising. Some are very simple: to improve eye health in the coldest months of the year it is important to always use appropriate sunglasses, pay attention to hygiene and moisturize the eyes.
Cold, indoor warming, wind or intense exposure to ultraviolet rays during snow sports can cause itching, burning and blurred vision. To avoid these discomforts you can follow the advice of the Clinica Baviera Italy doctors, real guidelines to protect your eyes at this time of year:
Do not rub your eyes
With the arrival of the cold comes the wind that often favors the penetration of foreign bodies into the eyes; in this case it is recommended not to rub them and wash them quickly with water or artificial tears.Increase hydration
The changes in temperature that occur when passing from the open air to closed environments where the heating is very high affect the health of the eye: indoors the air is dry and there is no humidity and this can cause a burning sensation and dryness. It is therefore advisable to favor the hydration of the eye by using eye serum drops or artificial tears. Furthermore, it is good to drink a lot of water.
Frequent bumping helps to stimulate the production of tears naturally and thus prevents eye damage and dryness of the eye.
More fruits and vegetables
It is not just about taking care of your eyes, but in general following a healthy diet that also helps your eyes. Eating well has effects on our whole body, including eyes, helping to mitigate dry eye syndrome; It is advisable to include lots of fruits and vegetables in your diet, as well as fatty acids and omega 3s.
At home it is important to have humidifiers, especially in the bedrooms and to control the heating, trying to keep them at a level that is not excessive to avoid having an internal climate that is too dry, which can also harm the view.
Rest your body and eyes
After a day in which your eyes have been exposed to many factors and you have spent a lot of time outdoors, it is advisable to rest your eyes and not force it with the use of computers, tablets, smartphones or other electronic devices. Rest is good for the whole body.
Do not smoke or drink excessively
These unhealthy habits can lead to numerous eye conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma or retinal problems. A tip to keep in mind in general for your well-being, not only for eye health.
Wear sunglasses all year round
The eyes should not be protected only on sunny days, even the clouds allow 90% of ultraviolet radiation to pass, so it is advisable to protect the eyes throughout the year by wearing good sunglasses.Moreover, they are essential for those who practice winter sports because in the mountains the sun is closer and the reverberation of the snow multiplies the rays and, as if this were not enough, they serve as a barrier, preventing the particles carried by the wind from entering the eyes.
Pay attention to the symptoms
Sometimes eye problems do not become apparent until four or six hours after exposure to adverse weather conditions, so it is important to pay close attention to any abnormal symptoms.
Go to the ophthalmologist
Although all these recommendations are valid, in the presence of symptoms such as excessive watering, redness, swelling of the eyelids, photosensitivity, headache, foreign body sensation or blurred vision, it is advisable to consult an eye specialist as soon as possible to avoid that the situation becomes more serious.
Dr. Marco Moschi, Health Director of Clinica Baviera Italia, explains:
“The eyes are very sensitive to temperature changes that occur in late autumn and early winter and at this time of year it is very common to suffer from dry eyes, to avoid it, it is best to always protect them with glasses, moisturize them with artificial tears and use humidifiers indoors.In addition, if you have been outdoors for a long time and have exposed your eyes to cold, wind or pollution, it is advisable to rest the eyes for a few minutes and not strain them too much with the abuse of computers and other electronic devices.
With the cold there are also high rates of what is known as viral conjunctivitis: a type of conjunctivitis caused by the same viruses that cause the flu, the most common are adenoviruses.The most typical symptoms are redness of the eye, secretions, swelling of the eyelids, and usually lasts about 1 0 days. At the first symptoms, the best thing to do is go to the ophthalmologist to find the right therapy “.
With an experience of over 25 years, Clinica Baviera is a cutting-edge medical center in the field of ophthalmology that offers a complete service for the treatment of eye problems and diseases based on quality criteria and the use of the most recent microsurgery techniques. It has a network of clinics with more than 85 centers in four European countries (Spain, Germany, Italy and Austria) and a staff of over 1,000 professionals, of which more than 200 ophthalmologists.