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At a computer screen for so long can also cause cataracts?

At a computer screen for so long can also cause cataracts?

No: Cataracts are the "greay hair" of the eyes. Everyone gets them as they age. Certain chemicals (steroids, chemotherapy) and exposure to high levels of ultraviolet radiation may speed up their development, but monitors and television sets do not emit significant enough amounts of energy to increase growth of catatracts.

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Can eye strain from looking a computer screen for too long cause nystagmus?

Can eye strain from looking a computer screen for too long cause nystagmus?

No: Nystagmus is an "internal" condition that is built in to the wiring of your eyes and brain. "external" issues such as fatigue or looking in certain directions can cause nystagmus to appear worse or more evident, but they cannot cause nystagmus to develop.

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Is it possible that looking at a computer screen for too long every day, cause one eye to be constantly red?

Is it possible that looking at a computer screen for too long every day, cause one eye to be constantly red?

Dry eyes!: Yes, concentration work such as on a computer can cause the eyes to dry and turn red. Start with artificial tears routinely (one drop 4 times a day every day), oral omega-3's, and warm compresses. Next, medicated drops (restasis, mild steroid drops, NSAID drops) or punctal occlusion may be helpful.

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Does staring at a computer screen for too long damage your eyesight?

Does staring at a computer screen for too long damage your eyesight?

No: No. It can make them feel dry and irritated though. Using frequent artificial tears and taking breaks can be helpful.

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What makes staring at a computer screen for a long time bad for your eyes?

What makes staring at a computer screen for a long time bad for your eyes?

Dryness: Staring at a computer can dry out the tear film and lead to dryness. Taking short breaks, using artificial tears, and remembering to blink can help relieve symptoms.

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Is it normal for my eyes to get watery when I look at a computer screen for a long time?

Is it normal for my eyes to get watery when I look at a computer screen for a long time?

You bet!: When we stare at something for a long time (computer screen, book, wall) we decrease the amount of blinking per minute. Blinking pushes water on the eye (reverse windshield wiper) to coat it. When you don't blink, the eye dries and sends a signal to the tear gland to produce more tears in order to protect the eye. It is a sign that you are staring too long. Try a break or artificial tears.

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Will watching a computer screen for long periods of time during my youth increase my risk of blindness in the future?

Will watching a computer screen for long periods of time during my youth increase my risk of blindness in the future?

Computer: I agree with dr chun. Also, take a break every half hour to look at something far away out the window. This relaxes the focus on the eyes to reduce eyestrain. Try to use an artificial tear, such as theratears or systane ultra, every 30 minutes to reduce dry eye, especially late in the day. Blindness is very unlikely from prolonged computer use.

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Can staring at a computer screen for too long create a lot of stress in your eyes which can lead to pain?

Can staring at a computer screen for too long create a lot of stress in your eyes which can lead to pain?

Perhaps: If you require correction (glasses, bifocals, contacts.. ..) and are not wearing these while at the computer you may have eye strain or even develop headaches. You should be checked by an eye doctor. Also dry eye could cause these symotoms - they can check for this too.

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I have been neasuated and dryheaving for 3 days im not prego. Could it be bc I look at computer screen for 40 hr a week?

I have been neasuated and dryheaving for 3 days im not prego. Could it be bc I look at computer screen for 40 hr a week?

Unlikely: It would be very unlikely that your computer work would cause nausea and vomiting.A more likely explanation would be a stomach virus or something you ate. It is important that you stay hydrated. Tea, especially peppermint tea with honey can help as can ginger and ginger ale. The BRATT diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, tea, and toast) is easy on your stomach. Avoid dairy. See a doctor if not able to hydrat

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Could staring at a computer screen for hours a day really damage your sight?

Could staring at a computer screen for hours a day really damage your sight?

No: If that were true then eye doctors would move their offices across the street from apple, google, microsoft, etc. And be busy for years.

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Can staring at a computer screen for hours a day really damage your eyesight? Any answers appreciated!

Can staring at a computer screen for hours a day really damage your eyesight? Any answers appreciated!

No: However, prolonged computer work can dry the eyes and cause irritation as the blink rate does down. Use artificial tears. The focusing of the eyes can be affected so take a break every hour or two looking in the distance. Make sure your glasses presciption is up to date to avoid tired aching eyes. Keep the brightness down to avoid light sensitivity. Sometimes a little larger font will help.

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Expert opinion please: could staring at the computer screen for 8+ hrs make your eyes itchy?

Expert opinion please: could staring at the computer screen for 8+ hrs make your eyes itchy?

Perhaps: It is commonly believed that radiation from a computer monitor can damage the eyes. This is false. You may develop eye strain from prolonged computer time or your eyes can become dry and irritated, because you don't blink as much when reading or watching a monitor/tv. The monitor radiation itself will not damage your eyes, though.

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How bad is the computer screen for your eyes?

How bad is the computer screen for your eyes?

Computer screen: There usually is no visual harm from the use of a computer, however if one has a tendency for a dry eye syndrome the constant staring with infrequent blinking can aggravate this.

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Is it odd to have a loss of vision after looking at a computer screen for an extended period of time?

Is it odd to have a loss of vision after looking at a computer screen for an extended period of time?

Very common: Blurry vision is common after extended computer use. Computer vision syndrome occurs when individuals stare at screens and increasing amounts of tear film evaporate causing dry eye. The dry eye can blur your vision. Additionally staring at one location for extended periods of time causes a strain in your accommodation that can cause blurry vision.

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Could staring at a computer screen to long effect my vision?

No: Lengthy computer use can be fatiguing and drying but does not cause any permanent changes. Otherwise eye doctors would open up offices across the street from microsoft and apple and make a fortune.

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I am a computer engineer so I have to spend long amounts of time in from to the computer screen but I think this is hurting my vision. What can I do to reduce damage?

I am a computer engineer so I have to spend long amounts of time in from to the computer screen but I think this is hurting my vision. What can I do to reduce damage?

Artificial tears: The computer is not causing damage. When you do close work, like reading or computer work, you will blink less and your eyes will get dry. Use an artificial tear periodically, you will feel much more comfortable.

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Cataracts (Definition)

Occurs whent here is a clouding (or change in protein composition) of the normally clear lens (which is located behind the pupil and iris) inside the eye. Cataracts are most commonly due to aging, but can be congenital (born with it), due to trauma or uveitis (eye inflammation). Can be worsened by long-term topical steroid ...Read more