Rapid increase in conjunctivitis epidemic in Karachi

Head of the Department of Ophthalmology at Suleiman A. Al-Habib Hospital, Professor Mazhar-ul-Haq, spoke to Geo News about the escalating situation of eye-related disorders in Karachi. According to Professor Mazhar-ul-Haq, there has been a rapid increase in eye diseases in various districts of Karachi. People of all ages are falling victim to these ocular conditions, and the disease seems to be spreading from one individual to another.

Explaining the symptoms of the disease, he stated that common signs include watery eyes, redness, and itching. The disease is highly contagious and can be transmitted from one person to another, with the application of eye drops not significantly affecting its spread.

The Head of Ophthalmology at Suleiman A. Al-Habib Hospital emphasized protective measures, advising that the moisture from the eyes should be carefully wiped away. Affected individuals should gently clean their eyes with tissues or soft cloths. Additionally, the affected person should have their own towel, soap, and pillow.

The surge in eye-related disorders in Karachi raises concerns about public health and emphasizes the need for proper awareness and preventive measures. The contagious nature of the disease underscores the importance of personal hygiene and maintaining eye health. The local authorities and healthcare institutions should collaborate to educate the public about these conditions and provide guidance on how to prevent their spread.