Dr Ayodeji Alade, an Ophthalmologist at the General Hospital, Omuaran, Kwara, last Friday cautioned people against exposing their eyes to excess light and heat to avoid damaging the cornea of the eyes whcih could cauase blindness in the long run.
Alade who gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Omu-Aran on Friday explained that exposure to excessive light and heat could lead to the growth pterygium, an infection of the eye caused by dust, heat, smoke, pollen and wind.
He said the disease occurred more often in people who lived in warm climates and spent a lot of time outdoors in sunny or windy environments
According to Alade, other eye conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma, trachoma and presbyopia can be as a result of various reasons ranging from environment to unhealthy habits such.
He advised people to maintain high level of hygiene and wear protective gears around their eyes during high risk jobs or harsh weather.
Remember, the eyes are the lamb of the body, take good care of it.