By Alexa Kaczka
Contact lens wearers in Delhi have been offered safety advice after a rise in the number of conjunctivitis cases in the city.
Residents have been advised to remove contact lenses when washing their eyes with water, as conjunctivitis cases are rising at a rapid rate, India Today reports.
Dr Sharad Lakhotia, president of the Ophthalmologist's Club in New Delhi, told the newspaper that hospitals, dispensaries and private clinics in the city have been reporting huge rise in the number of people admitted with conjunctivitis in recent days, which reflects the trend seen in the last few months.
He explained: "The number of eye flu cases has increased by almost 30 per cent over last year."
Dr Tarun Kapur, senior ophthalmologist at Rockland Hospital, also told the newspaper that up to 20 patients a day are being admitted with conjunctivitis and warned contact lens wearers to take extra care during their daily routines.
by Adrian Galbreth