Part I Eye Problems, Possible Causes and Advice By AGE Grouping
Section (A) INFANTS and PRE-SCHOOLERS
Section (B) SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN and ADOLESCENTS
Section (C) YOUNGER ADULTS (UP TO EARLY FORTIES)
Section (D) MIDDLE AGE (UP TO SIXTY YEARS)
Section (E) OLDER AGE (OVER SIXTY YEARS)
Part (II) Selected Eye problems of Importance to All Age Groups.
Section (A) ASTIGMATISM
Section (B) COMMON CHRONIC INFECTIVE CONJUNCTIVITIS
Section (C) Hints on Eye Usage with Computers
Section (D) Lifestyle and Glaucoma
If it is not possible to modify the environment in order
to have clean air, rinsing of the nasal passages with sterile saline
is the next best option. Unfortunately even if we modified our own
home environments to reduce air pollutants, we can never have truly
clean air if we are living in highly populated city environments,
due to vehicle emissions etc. Nasal rinsing should be performed
as stipulated in Appendix II below in order to achieve
optimal results. Health professionals may wish to refer to a paper
which I have written on common chronic infective conjunctivitis
where they will find more detail on the diagnosis of this condition.
For temporary relief of eye irritation related to chronic conjunctivitis
or any cause such as allergy or dust, rinsing
the eyes with sterile saline cleans out the eyes and offers
relief without side effects.
Reducing nervous stress, improving the diet and regularly taking
horseradish and garlic, and avoiding exposure to cold air or draughts,
especially after showering or sweating, will all help to prevent
worsening of nasal/sinus infection. Adequate intake of fluids and
use of a humidifier to moisten the air in the home will also help
as these measures prevent drying and subsequent infection of the
nasal mucosa (lining of the nasal passages).