Dry Eye Syndrome is the deficiency in any of the tear film components which may lead to loss of the tear film's stability. This will cause rapid break-up of tear film, and appearance of dry spots on the ocular surface. Dryness of the eye may therefore result from any disease associated with deficiency of the tear film components which includes the aqueous, mucin and lipid layer. Symptoms of dry eyes can be scratchy or sandy (foreign body) sensation. Other common symptoms are itching, excessive mucous secretion, burning sensation, redness, pain and photosensitivity (inability to tolerate light). Treatment involves prescribing tear substitutes based on the deficiency of the tear film component which is established through certain investigative tests done in the eye clinics/hospitals. … [Read more...] about Eye Infections During Summers And How to Avoid Them
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The NBA confirmed last weekend that they were in “exploratory” talks with The Walt Disney Co. about resuming the season at the company’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Florida as a “campus” for games, practices and housing. … [Read more...] about NBA has ‘set a date’ as it eyes ‘World Cup’ style return
March quarter GDP data As India nears the end of the fourth phase of lockdown, economists are wondering what's the cost of nation-wide lockdown that has been in place since March 25. As per SBI's research team, the cost of lockdown for the seven days of March may cost India Rs 1.4 lakh crore, which it says may drag India's GDP for FY20 to 4.2 per cent from 5 per cent estimated earlier. Decline in global markets Global stock markets fell and safe havens such as bonds and the Japanese yen gained on Friday, as investors awaited Washington’s response to China tightening control over the city of Hong Kong, Reuters reported. The pan-European STOXX 600 index fell 1.1 per cent, while MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.2 per cent. Record spike in Covid-19 cases The coronavirus pandemic in India grew by the highest number yet on Friday when 7,466 fresh cases were detected across the country, taking the total count to 165,799 cases. Around 175 deaths … [Read more...] about Fag-end buying drives Sensex 224 points higher; all eyes on GDP data
burning car, warning people not to leave sanitisers in their cars, was being circulated on social media. The video subsequently sparked a debate about whether leaving hand sanitisers in the car was a safety hazard. As the new guidelines for cabbies amid the coronavirus pandemic include sanitising their cars, the video has left many wondering about their safety. However, when we spoke to experts, they said that such warnings were bizarre, and assured that certified sanitisers were not a safety hazard.'Sanitisers are not a safety concern'RK Yadav, ADO, Delhi Fire Services, says, "This is bizarre and such claims only spread panic and fear. How is it possible for a car to catch fire because of a sanitiser? It is completely safe to carry a sanitiser in the car. A sanitiser is alcohol-based and therefore it can ignite a spark, but don't people travel with alcohol in their cars? If you can safely carry alcohol in your car, then how are alcohol-based sanitisers unsafe?" He adds, "A sanitiser … [Read more...] about Experts rubbish claims of hand sanitisers causing fires in cars, advise carrying limited amount and keeping away from direct sunlight
Correct eyegonomics: View your smartphone at an angle below the eyebrows. Hold the device at a comfortable distance with larger font and brighter screen. Never use it in a dark room. Computer users should maintain a distance of 28 inches from the monitor with eye level 4 to 5 inches above the centre of the screen. Change the ambient and overhead light brightness to match the light of your device. There should not be any light reflecting on the screen or monitor. Anti-reflective screens can help to some extent. … [Read more...] about Are you in digital overdrive?