Sanskriti University Organized a webinar on Eye problems in COVID: Research Perspective
Sanskriti University’s School of Medical & Allied Sciences conducted a Webinar on Eye problems in COVID awareness amongst students and faculty members of Sanskriti University. Eye related problems are beginning to grow into an epidemic amid the already persistent COVID-19 pandemic. The resource person for the webinar was Dr Lakshami Kuniyal, MBBS, MS (Ophthalmology), FICO ll (London).
The eye problem started to emerge during the second wave of the Corona Virus and its symptoms and ways to prevent were discussed. Dr Lakshami started the session with popular manifestations of COVID -19 which included Bone necrosis, Maxillary bone Involvement and Mucormycosis. During the session, she sensitized the students with the problems, symptoms, diagnoses of different kinds of eye diseases caused by COVID-19.
Dr Lakshami Said “What COVID-19 had done is to glue us with computer or laptops and increase the screen time not only adults but also of children, which can create problems like Computer Vision Syndrom. Nowadays a lot of people are suffering from it. You can do some exercise to reduce screen time effect on our eyes such as by following the 20-20-20 rule. Take a 20-second break and look 20 feet away every 20 min. This exercise will help you to prevent strained near vision and stretch your focusing muscles.
She recommended everyone to use fresh masks, big screens, eat right, adopt good eating habits and do not touch your eyes after touching the surface near you. It is important to use sanitiser when you touch any surface or you are in a crowded area but do not touch your eyes after using sanitiser.
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Rana Singh made an appeal to the students and faculty members to minimize the screen time to the best possible extent by minimizing unwanted use of mobile and laptop unless required compulsorily.