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Does computer vision syndrome affect my visual acuity?

Does computer vision syndrome affect my visual acuity?

Yes: Yes. The tears break up quickly in many patients with computer vision syndrome. This may reflect the lower blink rate and increased tear evaporation. Since the first thing light hits on our eyes is our tears, this can negatively impact your visual acuity. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


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Is my computer affecting eyes?

Is my computer affecting eyes?

Tired Eyes: Excessive computer use without taking any breaks can cause eye fatigue, but no harm. Also when we use the computer we tend to stare and not blink enough so the eyes get dry with symptoms of tiredness, sandy feeling, grittiness, etc. ...Read more

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Does everyday eye accommodation, focusing or blinking worsen pigmentary dispersion syndrome?

Does everyday eye accommodation, focusing or blinking worsen pigmentary dispersion syndrome?

A little bit: The motion of the iris against the underlying fibers that support the lens (zonules) rubs off the pigment from the back of the iris which is the basis for pigmentary dispersion. A little bit comes off with everyday normal use and it can be accelerated with athletic pursuits. As long as your ophthalmologist feels that the internal eye pressure is not being increased, this is ok. ...Read more

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Do eyeglasses adversely affect your peripheral vision?

Do eyeglasses adversely affect your peripheral vision?

No: Eyeglasses can block a little of the peripheral vision depending upon the design of the eyeglasses. They will not affect the true peripheral vision internally of the eyes. ...Read more

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Could a lazy eye with 6/18 visual acuity affect academic performance.?

Could a lazy eye with 6/18 visual acuity affect academic performance.?

Usually not: If the vision in one eye is normal, the lowered vision in the fellow eye will not impede academic achievement. There is little in academics that requires excellent vision in both eyes. The only areas affected would be those requiring stereoscopic vision. I have know doctors, lawyers, engineers and professors who have a lazy (amblyopic) eye. ...Read more

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Does Marfan syndrome affect the brain?

No: Marfan syndrome affects the eyes and damages one's vision, and the syndrome affects the lining of the spinal cord, but it typically does not cause brain problems. ...Read more

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Does using computers cause vision loss?

Does using computers cause vision loss?

No: Using your eyes cannot cause you to lose vision. More commonly, you can cause eye strain. This can be relieved by taking frequent breaks while on the computer. ...Read more

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Does fraser syndrome cause wide set eyes?

Does fraser syndrome cause wide set eyes?

Yes, it can: Fraser syndrome is an autosomal recessive congenital disorder characterized by developmental defects including cryptophthalmos (where the eyelids fail to separate in each eye), and malformations in the genitals, and mental retardation, among other defects. Hypertelorism, or increased separation between the eyes, has also been noted. ...Read more

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Could the computer damage eyesight?

Could the computer damage eyesight?

No: Computer use can be fatiguing and can cause some drying of the eyes, but it will not alter the eyesight or do any permanent damage to the eyes. ...Read more

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Can Lupus affect your eye sight?

Yes: Lupus can affect the eyes in many ways. It can cause dry eyes inflammation of the eye. Cause retinal issues. So yes it can affect eyesight ...Read more

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Can video games actually cause carpal tunnel syndrome?

Can video games actually cause carpal tunnel syndrome?

Unlikely: There is no evidence that hand use causes carpal tunnel syndrome. It is caused by pressure on the median nerve at the wrist and we do not know what causes the swelling. It is most common in women of middle age who are overweight. ...Read more

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Can computer cause vision loss?

Can computer cause vision loss?

No: Computer use can be tiring and commonly is drying. It will not cause any permanent change in the vision. Otherwise i would set up an office outside the microsoft headquarters and have an endless line of patients. ...Read more

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Eye headaches, vision problems - neurological or eyeball related?

Eye headaches, vision problems - neurological or eyeball related?

Both are possible: If these conditions are present enough to cause significant change in your eye health or your comfort you need them evaluated. There is not enough information in your question to separate whether it is the eyes or the nervous system. You should see your ophthamologist and get it sorted out. ...Read more

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Visual field test normal w/minimal peripheral vision loss. After diagnosed w/glaucoma feel more nervous driving such as changing lanes. Psychological?

Visual field test normal w/minimal peripheral vision loss. After diagnosed w/glaucoma feel more nervous driving such as changing lanes. Psychological?

MAYBE: Ask ophthalmologist to check visual accuity. If there has been no change, youre getting unnecessarily anxious. Remember the possibility of trouble doesn't mean it's there now. ...Read more

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Does reading from computer screens cause nearsightedness?

Does reading from computer screens cause nearsightedness?

No: Nearsightedness is programmed into the shape of the eyes. Some studies have loosely linked use of nightlights and excessive near work by young children with nearsightedness, but it is not conclusive. Feel free to use the computer as you normally do. ...Read more

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I'm severally nearsighted with astigmatism, lense dislocation and strabismus. Could this indicate Marfan syndrome?

I'm severally nearsighted with astigmatism, lense dislocation and strabismus. Could this indicate Marfan syndrome?

Not by itself: There are several features of marfan's syndrome - long, thin body, long fingers, high arched palette, and family history among others. Your primary care doctor can help you determine if you have marfan's syndrome. ...Read more

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Does computer vision syndrome affect my visual acuity?

Yes: Yes. The tears break up quickly in many patients with computer vision syndrome. This may reflect the lower blink rate and increased tear evaporation. Since the first thing light hits on our eyes is our tears, this can negatively impact your visual acuity. ...Read more

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