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Is the computer screen hurting my eyes?

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Human Eyes are not designed to look and focus at a nearby artificially illuminated object for long time. So theoretically , yes looking at computer can be hurting to your eyes. But for all practical purposes majority (>90%) will have a little or no harmful effects from looking at a computer.

I would like to know whether you have any of the following symptoms - burning of the eyes, seeing haloes, Headaches, Itchy eyes, watering from the eyes, change in colour perception, blurring, or trouble in focusing .

If there are any of the above symptoms it could be due to two things - 1. A loosely termed collected of symptoms called CVS - Computer vision syndrome or 2. a manifestation of an unrelated eye problem - like Glaucoma or refractive error. Let me know if you have any of the above or related symptoms.

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Dr. Manish Malhotra
Category: Ophthalmologist
Fellowship: L. V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad
Fellow Pediatric Ophthalmology & Squint (L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad)
Medical School, Residency: MBBS, DOMS, FLVPEI, Nagpur university, 1995
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