Lahore has witnessed an alarming surge in the spread of conjunctivitis (aka pink eye), a highly contagious eye infection.
According to the details, the cases of pink-eye disease are being reported from various neighborhoods in the city with more than 500 patients seeking medical help on a daily basis.
Meanwhile, the experts have warned that if precautions are not taken, it may lead to a more widespread transmission of the virus, known as viral conjunctivitis.
Symptoms of the infection include painful redness, swelling, and excessive tearing of the eyes.
As per experts, the pink-eye infection, which is spreading at an unprecedented rate, is not only being transmitted through direct contact but also through the air and casual conversation.
It is recommended to take precautionary measures and control the spread of the eye infection. If an individual contracts the pink-eye infection, he or she should wear glasses, separate their bedding and utensils immediately, and exercise extreme caution.
People can significantly lower the spread of pink eye infection by practicing good personal hygiene and avoid sharing items.
A crucial step is to properly wash hands and avoid touching your eyes.