Muslim Doctors Association (MDA)

Make eye drops part of your Ramadan routine: wake, drops, eat, pray, done!

This year we are pleased to be supporting The International Glaucoma Association’s eye drops campaign as our chosen campaign during Ramadan.

Glaucoma is a condition where there is increased pressure in the eye. This can cause damage to the nerve that helps you see, resulting in blindness. Eye drops reduce this pressure and preserve your sight. During the Coronavirus outbreak, it is important more than ever to make sure everyone is taking their eye drops regularly to avoid complications.

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Not taking eye drops risks permanent damage to the vision

Our sight is a blessing. In the Quran while describing the creation of man, Allah says “Then He fashioned him in due proportion, and breathed into him the soul, and He gave you hearing, sight and hearts. Little are you grateful!” (32:9). In narrations of the Prophet (PBUH) we are reminded “your body has a right over you” (Bukhari). This Ramadan, count your blessings and fulfil your rights!

This Ramadan count your blessings and fulfil your rights!

Here is what you can do this Ramadan:

  • Make eye drops part of your Ramadan routine: wake, drops, eat, pray, done
  • Use eye drops every day, or your sight may be damaged
  • Eye drops are not considered food or drink, so don’t break the fast
  • If unsure, use drops before suhoor and after iftar
  • Blocking your tear duct means your drops won’t reach the back of your throat

Please watch and share the campaign video, the poster and common FAQs and keep an eye out on IGA’s Facebook and Twitter accounts during Ramadan.

To help The International Glaucoma Association (IGA) better understand and support health professionals to support their patients taking eye drops we would be grateful if you could complete this short survey here.