The Nigerian Optometric Association warned the general public against the use of urine, breast milk among other unconventional stuff, when infected with conjunctivitis, popularly known as ‘Apollo’
He, however, urged the populace to seek help from trained and licensed professional optometrists when infected with any eye problem.
“Apollo is a virus that is self-limiting, which means it cannot be cured with local medicine or self-medication.
“It is a viral infection enhanced by dryness more common during the dry season and the bacteria infection, which is secondary, is best treated with antibiotics,” he said.
Okonokhua further advised the populace to imbibe the habit of regular hand washing to avoid contracting viral and bacterial infection of the eye.
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