In Lahore, as part of Punjab’s Pink Eye Guide, the health team has outlined clear measures to help manage the increasing instances of pink eye infections in the region.
Pink eye, or conjunctivitis, occurs when the clear layer covering the eye becomes inflamed. Without proper attention, it can spread rapidly among individuals.
How does it spread?
Experts have identified coughing, sneezing, and direct hand-to-eye contact as the primary transmission modes for the viral strain. Typically, patients witness a recovery period ranging from 8 to 10 days.
Recent reports, as highlighted in the Punjab’s Pink Eye Guide, pinpoint Lahore as a major hub for the disease, with a significant increase in reported cases. This trend follows similar outbreaks observed in various Sindh cities, most notably Karachi.
Residents are urged to stay vigilant and seek medical advice if they notice:
- Excessive tearing
- Eye discomfort or pain
- Pronounced redness
- Persistent itching
Health Department’s Response
Underscoring the need for public awareness, the department advises individuals to consult healthcare professionals before resorting to any eye drops. Guidelines have also been dispatched to every district to ensure uniform preventive measures are in place.
- Personal hygiene.
- Environmental hygiene
- Early detection and treatment
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