Monday, June 22, 2020

"Winding in the wind" is also a disease

Most people shed tears in the wind is a normal physiological reaction. If there are too many tears, it is necessary to rule out ocular diseases such as dacryocystitis, trachoma, and obstruction of the lacrimal passages.

After being stimulated by cold air in autumn and winter, the reflexive secretion of tears in the eyes increases, and the "sewage" that excretes tears shrinks and shrinks after cold stimulation, and the drainage of the tears will be inadequate, easily causing windward tears. Especially in the elderly, as the orbicularis oculi and lacrimal muscles gradually relax with age, the siphon effect is weakened, and this phenomenon is more likely to occur.

What to do if we shed tears in the wind? Symptomatic treatment should be based on the cause of the disease. For example, the lacrimal duct irrigation method can be used to identify whether the lacrimal duct is obstructed or suffer from chronic dacryocystitis. Once the diagnosis is confirmed, you should follow the advice of an ophthalmologist and use medication or surgery.

The correct method of wiping tears is also important. Many patients are accustomed to rubbing tears under the eyelid, so it is easy to aggravate the eversion of the lower eyelid and the small point of the tear. When the small tears are not in close contact with the surface of the eyeball, the siphon effect will weaken or even disappear, and the tears will not flow smoothly from the small tears, and naturally flow out. When wiping tears, it should be biased to wipe upward on the side of the nose, preferably with a paper towel. If the tears are caused by severe eversion of tears, surgical correction is needed.

Of course, the most basic thing is to pay attention to personal hygiene. Good hygiene can effectively prevent the spread of trachoma and conjunctivitis. In addition, wearing glasses when the wind is going out can also be effectively prevented.

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