Expressing that the ophthalmologist will determine the need for eye drops after the examination, Ophthalmologist Dr. Lecturer Member Cafer Tanrıverdi said, “Since the need for eye drops is at most two or three times a day in patients such as eye allergy, conjunctivitis, and eyelash root inflammation, patients can use the drops between iftar and sahur. But in severe infections, the hours determined by the ophthalmologist should be followed, ”he said. In the presence of severe eye infection, the need for drops will occur more frequently. In such cases, patients can continue fasting by dropping their medication as often as necessary during the day. ”
With the arrival of Ramadan, Ophthalmologist Dr. Lecturer Cafer Tanrıverdi, a member, gave information about the use of eye drops while fasting during Ramadan.
Tanriverdi stated that especially people with eye pressure (glaucoma) should not disrupt their treatment, “Almost all glaucoma medications are prescribed as one drop at most twice a day. For this reason, our patients with glaucoma can continue to use their medicines during iftar and sahur and they can fast safely. ” used the expressions.
Tanriverdi stated that there may be an increase in dry eye symptoms due to the increased fluid need in the body with fasting.
“Patients with dry eye disease can solve their problems by using medication two or three times a day. Again, they can continue to use their drops between iftar and sahur. It is also beneficial to reduce activities that increase dry eyes, such as computers, phones, tablets, air conditioning and long-term driving.
Dry eye patients should not overdo their eyes, especially during the fasting period. However, patients who work in such jobs due to their profession or who have a severe dry eye disease can of course continue to use their medicines during the day if they need to.
Tanriverdi emphasized that patients who undergo eye surgery should not disrupt their eye drops. He continued his words as follows;
“These patients can of course fast if they do not have any other systemic disabilities. However, it is very important that they use their medication as often as the ophthalmologist recommends. Otherwise, undesirable situations may arise after surgery. “