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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?
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 ...Read more
Eyes blurry when looking at computer screen, clear when looking at surroundings and currently burning. What's happening, what to do?
I was looking at computer screen and my head started shaking and my pupils are dialated and I have this overall weird feelings in body help.
I spend 50 hrs per week looking a computer screen. Can I wear an eye patch to cover my good eye for one full day of use? I rarely use my lazy eye.
No: Continuous computer use can be fatiguing but is not harmful. Otherwise eye doctors would set their offices across the street from apple and microsoft and be busy all day. ...Read more
Dryness: When we concentrate on our computer work or reading we do not blink as often as normally and contact lenses get dry. This means also somewhat blurry and less comfortable. This is especially true in winter when air indoors is drier. Remember that contacts float on our tear film and that blinking re-wets them and the cornea with every blink, . ...Read more
Why would I see colored spots in my vision that tend to dissappear when looking at the computer screen?
I am not sure: You may need to see a eye doctor for a exam called fundoscopic exam eye ...Read more
Frequently: We normally blink around 1000 times per hour, but when you stare at a computer your blink rate may go down and tears evaporate faster. The surface tension of the tears is what creates a smooth surface for bending (refracting) light, so when your eyes are dry things go in and out of focus when you blink. Use artifical tears. Try to lower the computer screen, so there is less surface area to dry out. ...Read more
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No: No, it probably makes your workday much easier to actually be able to see near targets like printed material and computer screens. Anyone over the age of 15 cannot affect the degree of their refractive error or the health of their eyes in general by wearing glasses or not, so don't be afraid to use your glasses if you cannot get through the day without them. ...Read more
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
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. ...Read more
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
Lately I feel dizy when looking at a computer screen or reading on a bus. Sometimes my legs feel weak while walking. What can be the reason?
Many things: Dizziness & feeling weak are common complaints with many possible causes. Given our weather lately, the main reason people can feel this way is dehydration, so drink water! Can also be from such things as anemia, diabetes, medications, inner ear infections, and so on. The best approach is if they continue or cause trouble is to get a good history and appropriate physical exam. Likely to get answer. ...Read more
Why do I constantly close my right eye while looking at a computer screen or other screens but don't have pain? Only have tremors. I wear glasses too.
I have a constant scintillating scotoma that happens every time I look at a computer screen that is not "glassy" recently saw eye doc, no eye problems?
Usually Unrelated: Since you seem to be well educated as to how to use the term "scintillating scotoma" and aware of what appears to trigger the same then, you must've done enough reading or been told by the eye doc that such a symptom is much less likely associated with eye problems than it is with headache problems such as aura of a migraine. Back to the primary for a more definitive referral if necessary. ...Read more
I was hit in the eye/eyebrow area and have some light sensitivity when looking at a computer screen. Is this serious or just a result of swelling?
Both-See your eye Dr: Any trauma warrants inspection through a slitlamp microscope. It could be because your cornea may have an abrasion on it, or you may have other issues involved regarding your Iris or people. It's hard to guess without doing a dilated fundiscopic exam, or seeing your eye doctor first. Good luck! ...Read more
Something like a scintillating scotoma when looking very close to computer screen or tv. Stops when I move away. Also doesn't happen anywhere else?
This is a normal phenomenon that many people experience, especially looking with peripheral vision near a screen with a lower refresh rate. Newer screens and tvs with faster refresh rates cause this to a much lesser degree.
On the bright side, people usually experience this only when their visual system is finely tuned.
It can be a fun trick to share with friends. Good luck. ...Read more
Started Effexor (venlafaxine) 37.5mg three days ago, I started getting mild blurred vision from it especially when looking at computer screens. Will this go away?
Is it possible to get accurate visual field test with macular pucker decline in visual acuity, lights less bright & white computer screen looking gray?
Usually it is fine: You have defects in the central visual portion of your field of view - an area poorly outlined by most field testing devices. Field tests will define major defects which largely will register from the peripheral areas tested. Have you had a field tested in the past? Is there some condition being sought for with a field.? Your ophthalmologist would not order a field if he doubts the result. ...Read more
Today around lunch I suddenly got dizzy after looking at computer screen, had headache and vomited 3 times. Took tylenol, (acetaminophen)drank gatoraid & slept, feel better now. Migraine? My mom & bro had them.
Probably: This certainly could have been a migraine, and your positive family history of migraines increases the likelihood that this was a migraine headache. Try to avoid sleep-deprivation, hunger, thirst, or prolonged computer work without a break, and also avoid any foods or other things which clearly seem to trigger the headaches. Your doctor can help with treatment medications. ...Read more
I have what I belive is a scintillating scotoma every time I look at certain computer screens. Should I worry about bigger neurological issues?
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