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Indian Journal of Forensic and Community Medicine


Effects of Computer Usage on Eyesight in Gulbarga city


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Author Details: Jannatbi L. Iti, Roshan T. Mudaraddi, S.R. Nigudgi

Volume : 3

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2394-6776

Print ISSN : 2394-6768

Article First Page : 198

Article End Page : 200


Abstract

Introduction: Computers are used in a broad range of occupations and their use is increasing. Many computer operators’ experience various eye and vision related symptoms and ocular discomfort.
Methods: To know the effects of computer usage on eyesight and its prevalence, a cross sectional study was conducted in Gulbarga city covering 4 Engineering colleges i.e. among 319 third year computer engineering students and 79 teaching staff for 1year from January 2011 to December 2011. The study population were interviewed using pre-designed and pretested pro-form and Snellen’s chart was used to measure visual acuity.
Results: Amongst study subjects low vision were more common among those, who rests their eyes sometimes (right eye-9.1%, left eye-9.4%) and least among those, who rest their eyes always (right eye-2.3%, left eye- 2.5%).
Conclusion: In our study low vision were more common among those, who rests their eyes sometimes. Vision problems can be reduced by appropriate adjustment and placement of the computer and good preventive vision care habits.

Keywords:
Computer related eye problems, Computer vision syndrome, Visual problem