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A 17-year-old male asked:

I have red bloodshot eyes that seems to be growing due to me playing long hours of computer games for the past 8 months.does it cause permanent damage?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Not harmful: Prolonged computer use is drying to the eyes which is probably why they are red. It will not cause permanent harm to the eyes. It is helpful to keep a bottle of lubricating drops next to the computer. At your age, you might consider some other recreation especially one that substitutes for the gym or broadens the mind.
Last updated Mar 19, 2017


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