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Doctor insights on: Computer Use For People With Autism

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My sister is autism and she can use a computer and she is better than me she have a laptop in her room she watchs video on youtube 24h without boring?

My sister is autism and she can use a computer and she is better than me she have a laptop in her room she watchs video on youtube 24h without boring?

More than 2 hours a: Day of " screen time" is contributing to her obesity, which you asked about earlier. The non-verbal iq of people with autism can be much higher than the verbal iq. If you send me your location, i'll look for nearby developmental services. Legally, your parents must give written approval for her to receive behavioral & developmental services. Hopefully, they will with your prompting. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more


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Does computer use carry risks?

Does computer use carry risks?

Yes.: There are all sorts of minor ailments that can accompany too much computer use such as eyestrain / headahces, neck pain, carpal tunnel / gamer's thumb, etc. But the real risk is that you end up being a non participant in the real business of life. ...Read more

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How do you recover from a repetitive stress injury due to computer use?

How do you recover from a repetitive stress injury due to computer use?

Mud pack therapy: Need local support either with kinesio tapping or brace and get rid of problems with energy flow by creating coherne with acupuncture, chiro adjuestment, osto manipulation, mud pack therapy. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of too much computer use, if there is any. How much computer use would be considered 'too much'?

Computer use: In general, I would normally tell a patient that if computer use isnot interfering with work or daily activities then it is okay ...Read more

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Could excessive computer use damage eyesight?

Could excessive computer use damage eyesight?

Computer eye strain: Eye strain from computers is increasingly more common in people age 40 and older. You may need glasses made specifically for computer use. Regular bifocals give you good vision at distance and near, but the computer is usually beyond the near range. Other than eye strain, the computer should not harm your vision. ...Read more

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Does too much computer use bad for your health?

Good Question: The fact that you are raising the question suggests that you may be aware that using the computer may be interfering with other aspects of your life. While the conditions that you mention of headaches and migraine may be exacerbated by constant computer use, social isolation and sometimes obsessive preoccupation can also be the result of too much time on the computer. ...Read more

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Can long computer use cause cataracts?

Can long computer use cause cataracts?

No: It can exacerbate dry eyes which can cause some difficulty with vision. You can use otc artificial tear eye drops to help. ...Read more

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Glasses for computer use? What are those? Different from reading glasses?

Glasses for computer use? What are those? Different from reading glasses?

Age dependent: Young people have sufficiently flexible eyes that special glasses for computer work are not necessary. Over age 40 is the presbyopic era when readers are required. For sustained computer work it can be helpful to have a bifocal with an intermediate distance segment on top and a near segment below. This has provided great relief for this task in many of my patients. ...Read more

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After 12 years of mass computer use with no issues, eyestrain exploded onto the scene, and has been an every day issue since. But nothing had changed?

After 12 years of mass computer use with no issues, eyestrain exploded onto the scene, and has been an every day issue since. But nothing had changed?

Computer Vision Synd: Hard to say without an exam. So many things could be causing your symptoms. Dry eyes, prolonged light exposure, eye muscle fatigue, uncorrected refractive error could all be factors. Perhaps see a local doctor and they will be able to diagnose the culprit. ...Read more

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Can too much computer use cause seizures?

Can too much computer use cause seizures?

Usually not: There are some unusual forms of epilepsy where flashing lights or bright lights can trigger a seizure, but most people are not affected by even prolonged computer usage this way. ...Read more

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Can too much computer use damage my eyes?

Can too much computer use damage my eyes?

No: Computer use can be fatiguing and commonly is drying (keep a bottle of lubricating drops next to your computer) but will not cause any short or long term harm. ...Read more

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Does excessive computer use lead to floaters?

Does excessive computer use lead to floaters?

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 more

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Does excessive computer use lead to nearsightedness?

Does excessive computer use lead to nearsightedness?

No: There is no relationship between visual activities and the development or prevention of nearsightedness. ...Read more

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I have recent RSI in both forearms. Is it important to rest the painful area? I believe it's from computer use at work.

I have recent RSI in both forearms. Is it important to rest the painful area? I believe it's from computer use at work.

Rest is Best: Tendonitis is difficult to treat with oral anti-inflammatories due to the poor blood flow through tendons, and a steroid injection can help dramatically. Rest and also a reduction of the offending activity is still vital to the treatment. Ice application is very important as well. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

A neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between ...Read more