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The easier digitization and increasing technology make our routine tasks, the worse they affect our health. One such incident was published by neurologist dr. Sudhir Kumar from Apollo Hospital, Hyderabad via Twitter. He said a 30-year-old woman named Manju had lost her eyesight due to excessive use of smartphones. The woman is a resident of Hyderabad. Let us know what it’s all about and how smartphones are harming your eyes.
According to the doctor’s tweet, after the above incident, the woman started having trouble seeing anything. When she tried to look at an object, things like zigzag lines and bright flashlights appeared before her eyes. Manju consulted many ophthalmologists, but no specific problem was detected. He was then referred for neurological problems.
Why did Manju have to face this problem?
The problem started when Manju quit her job as a beautician to take care of her child and started working from home using her smartphone. She spent long days using her smartphone. Even after that, she was busy on her cell phone until about 2 hours after lights out at night.
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Manju suffered from smartphone vision syndrome
After prolonged treatment, it was discovered that Manju was suffering from the problem of “smartphone vision syndrome”. This problem is caused by spending a long time in front of other screens such as smartphones, computers, tablets, etc. At the same time, different types of eye-related problems have to be faced in this problem. It is also called computer vision syndrome and digital vision syndrome.
No drugs were used in the treatment
dr. Sudhir Kumar took to Twitter to say that he did not prescribe any medicine to treat Manju’s problem. However, Manju was quite nervous, so she asked a lot to prescribe medicine, but we explained it to her and advised her to use her smartphone to a minimum. In such a situation, Manju said that instead of reducing the use of the smartphone, I will not even look at its screen. Only this problem of mine needs to be solved.
Benefits of reducing screen time
After about a month of cutting down on screen time, there was a marked improvement in Manju’s condition. His vision returned to normal and he stopped seeing any zig zag lines, flashlight etc. In addition, he began to see things clearly even at night.
If you want to save your eyes, follow the expert rule “20 20 20”.
According to dr. Sudhir Kumar, never keep your eyes on the digital screen for a long time while using it as it can cause computer vision syndrome. At the same time, women usually neglect their body posture while using electronic devices, and most of the time they sit in front of a digital screen for a long time. Due to this, he may have to face the problem of vision loss and many other health problems.
In such a situation, the doctor advised to follow the “20 20 20” rule. According to this rule, it is necessary to take a break of 20 seconds after every 20 minutes of using the screen. At the same time, in this pause, try to see something held at a distance of 20 feet with straight eyes. This greatly reduces the chances of vision loss. Not only this, it is very important to maintain proper distance while using the screen.
Be careful if you notice these symptoms
dry eye problem
redness of the eyes
Headache from sitting in front of the screen
neck and back pain
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