Eye care Tips for patients with systemic Diseases
Systemic diseases which are capable of developing ophthalmic complications are mainly diabetis mellitus, hypertension, infections etc.
1. Patients with diabetis mellitus.
The first and foremost advise for you -> Don’t hesitate to go for ophthalmic checkup regularly even though there is no vision problem.
In the early stages of ophthalmic complications such as retinopathy, there will not be any visual disturbances. Here are some tips to be remembered
- Please avoid self treatment.
- Avoid hot water head bath if there is no cold or cough.
- Cut short hot and spicy and sour tasted food items (e.g., pickles, curd, items roasted with masala)
- Fried items are always unhealthy for your eyes.
- Make sure that the time schedule for sleep is correct.
2. Patients with hypertension.
Your ophthalmic complication may be hypertensive retinopathy . There is chances of hemorrhages in the retina which if not handled with extreme care and expertise, is capable of leading to blindness.
- Keep your blood pressure within normal limits
- Have eye checkups regularly.
- Anything too hot is not good for your eyes.
- Do not spend your leisure time in front of the TV.
- Do not keep awakened in the night.
- Avoid junk food.
- Have regular headbath.
- Avoid stress and strain
- Do not take hot items in the empty stomach.
3. Patients with Other Infections :
Any infection may manifest ocular symptoms. Chronic sinusitis, pneumonia, meningitis, viral infections etc are capable of producing very serious ophthalmic complications. So, whenever there are these type of infections, do not hesitate to consult an eye specialist.