Mumbai, with its high pollution levels and constant traffic congestion, is facing a significant increase in Dry Eye Disease cases. These environmental factors, combined with increased screen time and the prevalence of air-conditioned spaces, contribute to the disease’s rise.
Dr. Agarwals Eye Hospital is leading the fight against Dry Eye Disease in the city. They are advocating for early intervention strategies, such as education on the condition, encouraging changes in the environment, and promoting proper lid hygiene.
According to Dr. Smit Bavariya, Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist at Dr. Agarwals Eye Hospital, “In the bustling metropolitan of Mumbai, environmental factors such as high pollution and low air quality index, coupled with prolonged exposure to traffic congestion, contribute to evaporative Dry eyes.”
The hospital is committed to spreading awareness and implementing effective measures to alleviate the Dry Eye Disease’s impact on the city’s population. They continue to recommend routine eye examinations, especially for individuals with prolonged screen usage, to maintain their eye health and working capacity.