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Can Computer Use Cause Macular Degeneration
Lattice degeneration: Is typically congenital or developmental. Lasik would not cause lattice. There are a variety of retinal holes but it would be uncommon for non-invasive ocular surgery to actually cause a hole. Retinal holes may worsen with surgery and should be evaluated by your retina specialist prior to ocular surgery. ...Read more
The atrophy alone: Can cause eyesight loss.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Hydroxychloroquine-associated retinopathy is more common based on a higher cumulative dosage. For standard doses, your risk will increase after 5 years of use, but if you are using a higher dose or are petite that will affect the timeline. Your rheumatologist and/or ophthalmologist should be able to give you more guidance. ...Read more
See below: It can cause ocular fatigue and headeache. ...Read more
No: Floaters are caused by the gel in the back of the eye breaking apart. This is usually a natural phenomenon that can also be worsened by trauma to the head. Using a computer or reading for many hours each day can lead to or worsen dry eyes (which can sometimes mimic floaters). Staring at a lighted screen can certainly make it easier for you to see flaoters that have been there for a long time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just read an article that says too much tv watching or computer staring would cause an epidemic of blindness or macular degeneration.True or No?
Article: Please send me that article. It is true that too much near vision is causing a world wide epidemic of myopia in children & young adults (more on [email protected] about my sister who was premed during her rotation with me at Harvard & now is at Stanford: she went from plano (not needing glasses) to -2.00D in 1 year during medical school. High myopia is causing increased risks of blindness, ...Read more
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