Source Pravda.Ru

Heavy use of computers may lead to blindness

Researchers believe that staring at a computer screen can lead to progressive eye diseases, such as glaucoma.

A study in Japan has found that staring at a screen could be related to &to=http://english.pravda.ru/science/19/94/378/12674_alien.html' target=_blank>glaucoma, which can lead to blindness.

The latest study, by the Toho University School of Medicine, Tokyo, finds the risk is particularly strong for the short-sighted.

Glaucoma is more common in old age and happens when the optic nerve in the eye is damaged, leading to visual abnormalities. The exact causes are unknown, reports This is London.

According to Guardian, the potential dangers of the booming use of new technology in the office and at home were outlined by researchers at the Toho University school of medicine in Tokyo, Japan, in the Journal of Epidemiology. They tested 10,000 workers with an average age of 43 as part of a general medical check-up as well as collecting their histories of computer use and eye disease.

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