Cases of eye strain on the rise in Mysuru: Doctors | Mysuru News – Times of India


Eye specialists in Mysuru district say there has been a rise in cases of asthenopia or eye strain among working professionals and children, largely due to work from home arrangements and the advent of online classes.

Eye specialists in Mysuru district say there has been a rise in cases of asthenopia or eye strain among working professionals and children, largely due to work from home arrangements and the advent of online classes.
An average 30% of eye related problems involve burning sensation and tiredness due to uninterrupted exposure to rays from laptops and mobile screens. Doctors say working adults and students are constantly exposed to these rays since they constantly use these gadgets.
While most of those suffering from these issues consult doctors in private hospitals and clinics, even state-run Krishnarajendra hospital has had many cases, says Dr K Sathish, head of ophthalmology, KR Hospital. Most of them are youngsters from economically weaker sections of society.
Dr Satish said students are exposed to screen rays for over six hours a day. One in 10 patients at KR Hospital and about 30% eye patients in private clinics suffer from eye strain, he said.
Dr Sathish, who also sees patients at his private clinic, says he tells his patients to take breaks at regular intervals and use eye drops or antireflective zero-power glasses.
Dr Anita T Girish, a private practitioner, also said there has been an increase in complaints of dry eyes because of the prolonged exposure to digital screens. Even in kids, cases of eye strain and dryness are going up, she said.

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