Pollution leaving Delhiites with watery eyes
Nearly one in every 10 patients visiting AIIMS’ eye OPD these days complains of watery eyes, a condition caused by the rising air pollution in the city.
Eye specialists of the premier medical institute call it a serious matter. They have approached the Union health ministry seeking funds to study the scale of the problem and find remedial measures. “We have just completed an action plan involving screening of people living in different parts the city. Focus will be on areas where there is higher level of pollution, such as major traffic intersections, to assess the extent of the damage to the population,” Dr J S Titiyal, professor and head of cornea, cataract and refractive surgery service at AIIMS, told TOI.