Dry eye and blinking behavior in youths caused by over screen time

Published On 2022-01-08 11:09 GMT   |   Update On 2022-01-08 11:09 GMT

 Dry eye illness is most common in pediatric populations, it is connected with altered blinking behavior during prolonged screen usage. Excessive screen usage among young people is a global epidemic with far-reaching ramifications for health and quality of life.According to a new study done by Alex Muntz and colleagues, extended screen usage in a young population was related to...

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 Dry eye illness is most common in pediatric populations, it is connected with altered blinking behavior during prolonged screen usage. Excessive screen usage among young people is a global epidemic with far-reaching ramifications for health and quality of life.

According to a new study done by Alex Muntz and colleagues, extended screen usage in a young population was related to blinking behavior and symptomatology comparable with individuals suffering from dry eye. 

Study published in the Contact lens and Anterior Eye: Journal of British Contact Lens Association .The purpose of this study was to assess the spontaneous blink rates, dry eye symptoms, and screen use behaviors of juvenile prolonged screen time users. 

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Extended screen time in youth tied to dry eye and blinking behavior: Study 

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