Here we are going to tell what You Can and Can’t Treat at Home
Many eye problems require the medical knowledge that are clinical and require surgical training. But there are eye problems that you can treat safely at home, as long as they are relatively simple. Here are a few problems that can respond to home treatment, with some tips on home remedies.
- Black eye
Unless there are signs of more serious symptoms of black eye, such as blurred vision, blood in the eye, or inability to move the eye, a black eye can generally be treated at home. To reduce swelling and ease pain the first day, apply an ice pack to the eye for 1
5 to 20 minutes at a time, once every hour.
If you don’t have an ice pack, use a bag of frozen vegetables or ice cubes wrapped in cloth (to protect your skin from freezing).
- Pink eye (Conjunctivitis)
Most cases of pink eye are caused by a virus and so don’t respond to antibiotics. Viral conjunctivitis will disappear on its own. Have your ophthalmologist diagnose your particular case.
In either case, you should take steps to reduce the chance of passing the problem on to someone else, because conjunctivitis is highly contagious. Don’t share towels, handkerchiefs or cosmetics; change pillowcases frequently; and wash your hands often.
- Eye allergies
Just as you can get nasal allergies, you can get eye allergies that leave your eye red, itchy and teary. Limiting your exposure to the source of your allergy — whether it’s pollen, pets or mold — can help relieve symptoms.
For example, if pollen bothers you, don’t use a window fan, which can draw pollen into your house. Wear sunglasses when you go outside. If dust is the problem, use allergen-reducing covers for your bed. You can also use artificial tears, which temporarily wash allergens from your eyes, or over-the-counter anti-allergy eyedrops to lessen the symptoms.
If you experience any of these, you should seek medical attention right away. As with any medical problem, the sooner you seek medical help, the better the chances are of a good outcome.
Pure rosewater is one of the most effective home remedies for itchy eyes. It is soothing and cooling for the eyes and helps clear them.