Peshawar finds itself grappling with conjunctivitis following Karachi’s outbreak. According to the Health Department, there are currently 16 reported cases of conjunctivitis in Peshawar.
In response to the situation, the authorities have urged affected individuals to avoid direct sunlight, use sunglasses, rinse their eyes with water, and seek consultation with an eye specialist if the infection worsens. It is emphasized that taking protective measures against conjunctivitis can significantly reduce the risk of complications.
It’s worth noting that in Punjab, some individuals experienced vision impairment due to the use of various injections during the treatment of conjunctivitis. However, the authorities have clarified that such incidents have not occurred in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and strongly recommend that those affected seek guidance from registered medical practitioners or eye specialists for conjunctivitis treatment.
Doctors explain that conjunctivitis is a viral disease that typically lasts for 10 to 14 days. It is commonly known as “red eyes” due to inflammation, redness, and watery discharge from the eyes.
Conjunctivitis tends to spread primarily after the monsoon season. Affected individuals often suffer from burning and pain in the eyes. This eye condition is a significant concern in the medical community, affecting millions of people worldwide every year.