India on the edge of a dry eye epidemic: Study
A recent study, conducted with the help of several eye hospitals situated across the country, reveals that India is on the brick of a serious dry eye epidemic.
As many as 14.5 lakh patients have participated in the study handed by a team of highly talented eye specialists.
During the medical check-up conducted as a part of the study, at least 21,000 people (that is, around 1.46 per cent of the total number of participants –14.5 lakh) have been found to be under the clutches of the dry eye disease condition. The study forecasts that the number of affected might increase exponentially in coming years. The study points out that it is important to diagnosis this disease at the early stage. According to the study, at present the urban victims are more in number compared to the rural victims among the affected. Another interesting thing that the report exposes is that the women victims are less in number compared to the men victims among the affected at present.
The study has been originally conducted in 200 locations in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Orissa. It has done between 2010 and 2018.
The delay in diagnosing this disease may affect once eye sight.
Vignesh. S. G
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