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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can eye strain and using the computer for too long cause nystagmus?

Can eye strain and using the computer for too long cause nystagmus?

Unlikely: Prolonged computer work can be tiring, disturb (temporarily) the focus, and can be drying to the eyes. Nystagmus would be very uncommon. ...Read more

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How long can you be in front of computer screen without getting stressed or having eye strain?

How long can you be in front of computer screen without getting stressed or having eye strain?

It depends: If you are briefly checking email messages there is less likelihood of eye strain than if you spend an hour in front of the monitor. But if you have dry eyes or an uncorrected prescription (farsightedness, astigmatism, presbyopia), you may experience strain or fatigue much more quickly. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I use a computer all day at work, can staring at a screen for long periods of time cause a strain on your eye and produce a twitch in your eye lid?

What do you suggest if I use a computer all day at work, can staring at a screen for long periods of time cause a strain on your eye and produce a twitch in your eye lid?

Too much LED: Watching too much led light is not going to make you go blind. However, it can cause your eye muscles to get tired, just as if you exercised for hours and your leg muscles got tired. That is eye fatigue.That in turn can cause eye twitching, just as muscles in leg can twitch if irritated/overused. Take 5-10 minute breaks every hour when using these types of technology to prevent this. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could computer screen cause permanent eye damage?

No: This has been tested hundreds of times and there is no harm. There is sometimes eye dryness and fatigue but these can be helped. ...Read more

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Does staring at a computer screen ruin your eyes or cause cancer?

Neither: It may be tiring and sitting too long may not be good for the weight, however, looking at a computer screen by itself is not harmful to your health. You can help yourself by taking short breaks, even better if you can take short walks. ...Read more

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How long after an eye exam should I wait to look at a computer screen?

How long after an eye exam should I wait to look at a computer screen?

Any time is ok: If dilated, it can be more difficult but not harmful to see a computer screen (also light sensitivity) since no accommodation and pupils are large until it wears off...Depends on drops used and iris pigment. ...Read more

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What can cause text to appear to be 3D or moving on my computer screen, when it is not? It hurts my eyes, and makes me nauseated.

What can cause text to appear to be 3D or moving on my computer screen, when it is not? It hurts my eyes, and makes me nauseated.

Vision issues: You may be getting eyestrain from prologed computer use. I recommend taking a 5-10 minute break every hour of computer use. You are on medications which may be contributing to it. If your symptoms persist, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Does viewing a computer screen cause permanent eye damage/degradation at a faster-than-normal rate?

Does viewing a computer screen cause permanent eye damage/degradation at a faster-than-normal rate?

Not really: It is a good idea to keep a normal distance to prevent the effects of radiation from the screen, the effects on the eyes have not been reported in the literature to the best of my knowledge. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is safe for babies' eyes to see tv or computer screen?

Please explain if it is safe for babies' eyes to see tv or computer screen?

No issue: This will do no harm. You must have an unusual baby who would site for a long time looking at a computer screen. ...Read more

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Does staring at a computer screen ruin your eyes or is that a myth?

Myth: Computer screen images are not harmful. Continuous use can be fatiguing and is commonly dyring. But there is no long term harm possible. Otherwise we eye doctors would crowd around redmond washington (home of microsoft) and set up shop. ...Read more

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Muscle Strain (Definition)

Muscle strain, also called a pulled muscle, is a condition where a muscle or its tendon is overstretched and torn leading to pain, decreased range ...Read more


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Nystagmus (Definition)

Nystagmus is a rapid involuntary movement of the eyes. It can be horizontal- side to side and/or vertical up and down. Also ...Read more