The eye is an important organ which is one of our five senses. The eye is the only tool so that humans can see visually. Apart from being important, the eye organ is also considered a very sensitive organ. Even the slightest disturbance can be fatal. For this reason, it is better for parents who have babies, keep your baby away from things that have the potential to threaten the health of his eyes, such as keep your little one out of reach of dust and prevent his hands from direct contact with his eyes. This is important for you to do, because most babies often use their hands to touch anything they can touch without realizing that the objects they touch are dangerous.
Viruses and bacteria that are in their hands will easily move to the eye. When they feel something happening with their eyes, such as itching or burning, the baby will spontaneously rub their eyes. If this happens, the spread of viruses and bacteria will spread more easily, resulting in eye pain in babies. Eye pain in babies is usually caused by their habit of rubbing their eyes after touching foreign objects around them that contain bacteria.
Causes of Eye Pain in Babies
Following are some of the things that can trigger eye pain in babies:
- The baby’s eyes are contaminated with bacteria and viruses, as a result of their habit of often touching the area around the eyes after interacting and touching objects around them that have the potential to contain bacteria and germs.
- Accidental entry of bacteria and street dust.
- Due to excessive exposure to electronic equipment.
- Lack of vitamin A intake.
Those are some things that can trigger eye pain in babies. Generally, babies still don’t understand and realize if there is a disturbance in their eyes, besides that, babies still cannot maintain their eye health. For this reason, dexterity and parental supervision are needed, to prevent and overcome eye pain that may arise in babies.
How to deal with eye pain in babies
1. Pay attention to baby eye hygiene
To prevent and treat baby eye pain, it is better for parents to always maintain the cleanliness of the baby’s eyes from the usually frequent occurrence. Although at first a little, if left unchecked, then over time it will get worse and block the baby’s vision.
2. Beware of Tear Duct Blockage in Babies
If this condition occurs, then immediately do a massage in the area of the baby’s eye circles and the bridge of his nose to make it smooth again.
3. Avoid Baby From Direct Contact Dust
This step is very important to be applied, especially when the baby is invited to go out of the house. Dust attacks, which are sometimes difficult to predict because they come suddenly, need to be watched out for. Avoid the baby from direct contact with dust by covering the baby’s face with a cloth or other clean media.
4. Be More Sensitive
In this case, to be able to avoid the threat of eye pain, parents should be more sensitive to detect when small things happen to the baby’s eyes. Because after all the eye is an important organ that ensures the future of the baby later.
The eye is an important organ that must always be maintained. Don’t let the complaint irritate the eyes and cause the child’s eyes to become damaged. For this reason, recognize the small signs as early as possible if there is a complaint in the child’s eye.