As artists say – “one eye sees, the other feels.” Sometimes though, we feel the pain with both our eyes. What can we do about it?
Acanthamoeba Keratitis & other pesky eye infections
Odds are that few people actually know what Ancathamoeba Keratitis is. Plainly put, it’s a rare but serious eye infection caused by poor contact lens hygiene and other factors (such as contaminated water). Odds are that you (hopefully) will never catch this type of infection.
On the other hand, conjunctivitis (or pink eye) is a pretty common eye affection many Americans struggle with on a daily basis. In a national cross-sectional study performed by 16 ophthalmology departments of central or regional hospitals, on a total of 220 patients, researchers had some incredible results. As it turned out, a quarter of these patients had >5 episodes of ocular allergy in the past year and 59.3% all year-round episodes.
Eye, eye, eye, eye!
The study also revealed that most patients started ocular allergy management with self-treatment measures. Only if things got worse, they contacted a doctor. But what is pink eye and how can we self-diagnose it? According to a study published by the National Institute of Health, these are the main indicators of a pink eye affection:
- Swelling of the conjunctiva
- Feeling like a foreign body is in the eye(s)
- Sensitivity to bright light
- Contact lenses that do not stay in place on the eye and/or feel uncomfortable
Also, among the main causes of conjunctivitis, we can mention viruses (such as the herpersvirus), bacteria (the most common is the infamous Staphylococcus aureus), allergies (to pollen, mites or molds) or irritants (such as contact lenses and lens solutions or chlorine)
Seeing Is Believing.
So, what is the best home-made remedy that actually works when dealing with eye infections? The answer is simple: HONEY. If you suffer from an eye infection just try this:
* MIX equal parts of honey and distilled water
* APPLY the solution to the eye by using a clean cotton ball
Of course, you can do this in just 30 seconds, but for faster & long-term results, try this remedy 3 times a day until you see improvement.
IT WORKS BECAUSE: In a 2010 study made by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, researchers found out that bees make a protein called defensin-1. This, together with the other stuff found in honey, has antibacterial properties that can be used to treat skin infections.
Treat your infection fast at home and start seeing the world through better eyes!