Ski for 7 hours and get “snow blindness”!Doctor: Don’t slide

2022-06-17 0 By

With the increasing popularity of snow sports, sports safety knowledge should also be mastered.Recently, an eight-year-old boy in Hangzhou suffered from eye pain and constant tears after skiing for seven hours.The doctor checked, he suffered from “electro-optic ophthalmitis”, also commonly known as snow blindness.From the news reported by the relevant media, the boy continued to ski for 7 hours, after the eyes pain and continued to shed tears, the local hospital doctors judge that a long time of snow exercise, causing the eyes to be burned by ultraviolet light, induced “electro-optic ophthalmitis”, also known as snow blindness.Ren Meiqing, an attending ophthalmologist at Zhongda Hospital affiliated to Southeast University, said:”Because of the ice and snow surface refractive index is particularly consistent, so very strong ultraviolet reflex, under the condition of equivalent to direct sunlight, so there will be snow blindness, most people are discovered, and six to eight hours after found eyes redness and swelling, pain, tears, when I was hard to open eyes, especially foreign body sensation, photophobia, these symptoms will be more obvious.Snow blindness is mainly related to the intensity and duration of ultraviolet radiation, we should pay attention to wear goggles when skiing and skating, and control the duration of exercise: “athletes are wearing glasses when skiing, in fact, is skiing goggles, it is necessary.And you can’t ski for a very long time. If you’re not a professional athlete, you can’t ski 6 hours a day, 8 hours a day. You can take 10 to 15 minutes off after half an hour of exercise.”The doctor said, acute snow blindness when the onset, will lead to vision loss, but this is a self-healing disease, generally 24 to 48 hours can be recovered:” once happened, if you can not go to the hospital, the scene is to do ice.Some people want to do hot compress?Hot compress will become more and more serious, do ice after the hospital to see a doctor.”In addition, snow and ice sports may also cause falls, fractures and other conditions, doctors suggest beginners wear good protective gear, do warm-up preparations in advance, once you feel uncomfortable, immediately stop sports, timely medical treatment.The copyright of this article belongs to Jiangsu Media Group, please indicate the source. Jiangsu News Statement: The copyright belongs to the original, and the purpose of reprinting this article is to convey more information.If there is a source marked wrong or violated your legitimate rights and interests, please contact this network, we will promptly correct, delete, thank you.