The Qatar Social and Cultural Centre for the Blind organized an awareness lecture entitled: Eye Care, in conjunction with World Vision Day presented by Dr. Omaima Abbas, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Qatar University Health Center.
The lecture confirmed that the eye is one of the most important and complex and accurate organs of man in its composition. and that it should be protected from injury diseases by following some important procedures by which the eye is preserved, including the importance of periodic screening for blood sugar because it has a negative effect on the retina, A sign of the obligation to wear glasses as recommended by the ophthalmologist and a sight examination when it is felt necessary, periodic eye examination and maintenance of a balanced diet, especially in childhood and old age.
The lecture stated that there are some foods that keep the sight safe, including lettuce and carrots for containing vitamin A, dates that maintain eye glitter, moisture, and almonds to strengthen the sight.
It also stressed the importance of keeping the house clean free of dust and flies that transmit many harmful bacteria to the eye, preventing children from playing with any sharp machines or tools to avoid eye exposure to wounds and harm, and wearing goggles when working with chemicals.
The lecture advised to stay away from a strong air source such as fan and hair dryer or look out the window to avoid eye drought, not to sit too often on a computer screen and electronic devices and make lighting on the desk suitable.
The lecture highlighted the diseases that may affect the eye and the effect of their damage on it, including white water, a condition that affects one or both eyes leading to its darkness in the cornea of the eye and blue water that affects the optic nerve of the eye and occurs as a result of slowly increasing fluid pressure on the eye causing damage to the optic nerve, Conjunctival infections occur as a result of allergies or infections of viral bacteria that significantly affect vision.