Friday, May 14, 2010

Why so many eye diseases in Rajasthan?

The causes for severe eye diseases and blindness in Rajasthan are:
+ infections due to poor hygiene conditions
+ lack of vitamin A, needed for the retina of the eye
+ Sunlight. Near Jodhpur,the "sun city", in Metania,is the village with the most sun days of the world!
+ people don't protect their eyes with glasses
+ people work the whole day in the fields without eye protection
+ the ultra violet light of the sun and the heat causes coagulation of the protein of the eye lenses, and blindness due to cataract disease is the consequence.
+ diabetes rate is high
That´s why examination and treatment from eye specialists is needed.And prevention of course too.