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Natural Blinking of Eyes helps in Tears Secretion, Effects of Chronic Dry eyes

Teary Eyes , Image Credit - Flickr
Teary Eyes , Image Credit - Flickr

The tears of the eye help in lubricating the eyes and to eliminate the dust particles or unwanted foreign particles that get inside during traveling. Tears act as a mild disinfectant of the eyes.  If the secretion of the tear is too less, it results in eye irritation and in chronic conditions affects the eye functioning. Natural blink of the eyes helps in tear secretion necessary for lubrication of the eyes.  

Looking at the computer screen or smartphone without blinking the eyes for a long period of time will result in dry eyes. Even when you watch a movie or read books, concentrate on your blinking frequency. The sensation of some particles in the eyes is a symptom of dry eyes. Visit your doctor at once for a suitable eye drops which help to increase the lubricity of the eyes. Dry eyes affect millions of adults in the age group above 55. Untreated dry eyes affect the normal vision.

Though over-the-counter eyes drops are available, natural tears can’t be equivalent to anything.  An artificial tear available in shops, with low viscosity, often provide quick relief with no irritation on application but provides only temporary relief.  Only the natural process of secretion give a prolonged or permanent relief.  

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Rubbing Eyes, Image - Pixabay

To increase the natural process, washing the eyes with a pinch of common salt dissolved in purified lukewarm water at regular intervals would help to a great extent.  Apply some cow ghee on the areas around the eyes and mildly wash with the lukewarm water that removes eye itching. Before going out in sunlight, apply some coconut oil or olive oil, as this reduces the water evaporation from the eyes and keep them moist.

Normal steaming may also help to get rid of the excess dryness. Apply few drops of castor oil, vitamin E oil, rubbed nicely in the palm of your hand to make it little warm and then apply on the eyelid and under your eyes at bedtime as this will clear the wrinkles, and remove the dark circles around the eyes, also prevent water evaporation from the eyes.

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Also intake of fresh fruits such as sweet lime, watermelon, muskmelon, lemon, papaya,  vegetables like carrot, pumpkin, walnuts and flax seeds aids in the natural secretion of tears. Apply cucumber slices or rose water dipped in cotton over the eyes in the hot afternoons to keep it cool and healthy.

Natural Blinking of Eyes helps in Tears Secretion, Effects of Chronic Dry eyes

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