The artificial light from the screen of your electronic devices causes a lot of drying, as it steals the moisture from the skin and also causes a breakdown of collagen.
The most common eye problems reported by children and working people during the pandemic include eye fatigue, dry and irritated eyes, fuzzy vision, and nearsightedness.
The cornea is the transparent part of the eye that covers the pupil, iris, and the fluid-filled interior. Its main function is to focus most of the light entering the eye.
A majority of respondents in a survey report looking at a computer most of the day adding that they experience some degree of eye discomfort on a daily basis.
For the study, the research team looked for traces of traumatic events in the eyes of patients who were suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder by measuring the pupil of the eye.
Retinal vein occlusion, the common cause of blindness, occurs when a major vein that drains blood from the retina is blocked, usually due to a blood clot.
Though there is no cure for age-related macular degeneration, significant recent advancements in artificial retina implants may lead to effective treatment.
The study by Signify, formerly known as Philips Lighting, covered 1,000 Indian adults and 300 ophthalmologists across top 10 Indian cities.
The study, published in the Journal of Investigative Medicine, shows that exposure to the highest levels of air pollutants was associated with an almost double risk among those aged 50 and older.
Aeesha NJ Malik, is a consultant ophthalmic surgeon at the International Centre for Eye Health based at the London School of Hygiene and Medicine