Lahore reports 85 new cases of Pink Eye infection


As many as 85 new cases of conjunctivitis, commonly known as Pink Eye, have been reported in Pakistan’s Lahore within the past 24 hours, ARY News reported on Monday. Pink eye is an inflammation of the transparent membrane that lines the eyelid and eyeball. This membrane is called the conjunctiva.
Those affected are finding it difficult to venture outdoors due to the adverse effects of sunlight and dust on their eyes. Eye Surgeon, Dr Intzar Hussain Butt, shared his recommendations, urging the affected individuals to use prescribed eye drops, cold water, and tissues for eye cleansing.
Dr Butt explained that conjunctivitis is an inflammation or infection of the transparent membrane, known as the conjunctiva, which lines the eyelid and covers the eyeball. He emphasized the importance of avoiding physical contact with infected individuals and refraining from sharing personal items such as handkerchiefs, pillows, and makeup.
The doctor also advised those affected to wear sunglasses and take a temporary leave from their official or private duties for a few days.