WHAT IS COMPUTER VISION SYNDROME?
A number of professionals using computers experience vision and eye related problems especially due to poorly designed work stations and prolonged usage. These vision related problems are grouped as Computer Vision syndrome in short “CVS”.
- What are its symptoms?
- Who is affected? How?
- What are the reasons?
- What does computer vision clinic do?
What are its symptoms?
- Eye strain
- Blurred vision
- Dry and irritated tired eyes
- Neck and backaches
Who is affected? How?
Computer Vision Syndrome ( CVS ) affects 75% of the computer users, most markedly those who work more than 3 to 4 hours with computers. Computer users? productivity is affected.
What are the reasons?
- Uncorrected refractive error
- Decreased blink rate
- Glare and reflection from the monitor
- Poor Ergonomics
What does computer vision clinic do?
Evaluate at simulated computer environment ( Questionnaire + Executive Vision check + Orthoptics + Tear
- Artificial tears
- Vision therapy
- Recommendations about ergonomics
WHAT IS CORNEAL GRAFTING?
When cornea is damaged beyond repair it is removed either fully or partly and replaced by a donated cornea.
- What is the cornea?
- Who will require corneal graft?
- Who can donate corneas?
- What should we do after the surgery?
What is the cornea?
Cornea is the clear outer layer covering the eye. It helps focus and transmit light as it passes through the lens on to retina.
Who will require corneal graft?
People with congenital abnormalities that inhibits normal vision.People with clouded corneas through childhood diseases, trauma or infections.People with degenerative eye diseases that cause loss of vision.
Who can donate corneas?
Anyone with no infectious diseases.
What should we do after the surgery?
Do not rub or touch the eye.Avoid smoky and dusty rooms, which can cause irritation.
Wear sunglasses if the eye is light sensitive.Do not play contact sports and swimming in particular. Ask the doctor if you are unclear which sports you should avoid.You will need at least 2-4 weeks off work, but again this will be discussed with you on an individual basis.Avoid driving until the doctor tells you otherwise.Consult your doctor in case of increased pain, redness, watering or discharge or reduction of vision
DOES DIABETES CAUSE EYE PROBLEMS?
Yes. Some of the diseases it causes are diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, cataract, infections, and refractive errors.
What are the symptoms of diabetic retinopathy?
No symptoms at the early stage. Increase in floaters and even mild reduction in vision should be evaluated in diabetic patients.