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A 20-year-old male asked:

My job makes me sit all day glued to the computer screen, what if i get brain tumor or blindness? any advice or meds i should take? thanks!

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tung Nguyen
Neurosurgery 31 years experience
Not likely: There is no evidence that working with computers all day will cause blindness or brain tumor. Take frequent breaks to minimize fatigue.
Dr. Richard Wieder
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Computer use: Does not cause development of a brain tumor or blindness. It can cause eye strain or fatigue, but this can be helped by taking periodic breaks from your work.

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Last updated Nov 13, 2013

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