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Treating eye infection with urine and breast milk is dangerous

Updated on October 20, 2016
Eye Infection
Eye Infection
Urine being applied in the eye
Urine being applied in the eye
Blind man
Blind man

I once applied urine in my eyes when I had an infection and what my uncle told me then was that, urine cures all manner of eye infections. But how true is this claim?

I read an article recently where an eye expert, Dr Sewuese Bitto, warned against the use of harmful substances such as onion fluid, breast milk and urine in treating eye infection.

This expert used the word “harmful” and I now recalled the experience I had when I applied urine in my eyes. Thank God for intervening in my case.

“Immediately something happens to some ones’ eyes, you see people advising them to use things like onion liquid, urine etc to treat their eyes.

Please, my dear readers, eye is delicate, is not something you experiment with what you read on pages of newspaper or social media.

Alex Morritt once quoted as saying “If 'seeing is believing' what happened to taste, touch, sound and smell? Did our creator really intend to favor sight over the other senses? I don't believe so.”

That tells you how important the eyes are. My prayer for you is that, you will not be taken to your places of choice aided Amen.

If you have an eye infection, don’t resort to self-medication, rather, go for proper examination in an eye clinic or hospital or seek professional medical assistance.

This statistics below is what I got on “World Sight Day (WSD)”. This is an annual day of awareness held on the second Thursday of October, 2016, to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment.

Below is the statistics:

  • Approximately 285 million people worldwide live with low vision and blindness.
  • Of these, 39 million people are blind and 246 million have moderate or severe visual impairment
  • 90% of blind people live in low-income countries
  • An estimated 19 million children are visually impaired
  • Yet 80% of visual impairment is avoidable - i.e. readily treatable and/or preventable
  • 45% of people with severe visual impairment are below age 50 years. (This figure is likely to increase if counter measures are not taken).

You can see that, there is fire on the mountain already. If 80% visual impairment quoted above is avoidable; it then means that, if you and I stop adopting self-medication to treat eye an infection, the figure will reduce by 80%.

Majority of people with visual impairment are people below age 50 years bracket and this is so because of self-medication. Ignorant mothers are the worst culprits.

You and I have a duty now to educate ignorant people on the danger of embarking on self-medication to treat an eye infection.

Let the fight against self-medication begins with you.

“Please, take this information to your families, neighbors and friends; everybody needs to stop the use of these harmful substances in the eyes.

“We want people to be informed and equipped with the information that these practices are harmful and bad.

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