Growing use of mobile phones among children, especially during the night has led to a significant rise in eye problems at an early age, a noted ophthalmologist revealed.
Dr Natrajan said “Among several eye problems dry eyes was the most common one and over 20 percent kids were suffering from the aliment. Most of the kids were found getting myopic (a condition in which people can see close objects clearly but objects farther away appear blurred) due to game playing habit on mobile phones. They have also started developing retina problems at an early age,” Hindustan Times reported.
He further added saying that such children should frequently blink their eyes and avoid playing mobile games in the night.
Natrajan also shared that living in air-conditioned rooms for long hours and surfing on laptops or computers also affected the eyesight and caused allergic conjunctivitis.
Dr Natrajan, known for restoring eyesight to 180 persons who suffered vision loss due to pellet injuries during the Kashmir violence, said retina problems were also gripping the children.
Normally retina issues were faced by chronic diabetic patients but with no awareness tender aged children were also falling victim to the problem, he added.
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