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Sankara Eye Hospital starts clinic to prevent and treat eye diseases linked to computer vision syndrome in Bangalore

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The Bangalore-based Sankara Eye Hospital has started a new facility to treat eye problems related to computer use, the hospital has announced.

The so-called Computer Vision Syndrome is a cluster of symptoms affecting the vision and the eyes in general including temporary weak vision, dry, irritated eyes, light sensitivity, eye strain and other eye muscular problems.

Computer Vision Syndrome often result from working on computers for over 8-16 hours. Computer Vision Syndrome can also be presented with symptoms of eyes soreness, redness, fatigue, headaches, burning, glare sensitivity, contact lens discomfort, double vision and periodic blurring of near and distant vision.

Computer Vision Syndrome is common ailment in majority of people who continuously use laptops, mobile Internet and other technology gadgets that strain the eye.

Over 75 per cent of young software professionals and college students in India’s IT capital of Bangalore are reportedly face the vision disorder Computer Vision Syndrome.

According to Prof Sheedy, an international expert Computer Vision Syndrome and founder of Vision Ergonomics Laboratory who inaugurated the new clinic named CTRL-ALT-DEL, over 90 per cent of computer users experiencing eye and vision disorders associated with constant exposure to computers and similar electronic gadgets.

Sankara Eye Hospital, which is a part of the Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Medical, has launched Computerized Vision Therapy cum Training Clinic and Experience Centre, dedicated to prevent and treat Computer Vision Syndrome.

The CTRL-ALT-DEL clinic will have facilities to simulate workstation environment to enable optimum ergonomic functioning.

The CTRL-ALT-DEL will closely work with leading IT majors and research institutions to address some of the unique problems faced by those working with computer based interfaces . The clinic would also participate in onsite screening and seminars to educate IT profession on “Vision Ergonomics”, said Dr Umesh, chief medical officer, Sankara Eye Hospital, Bangalore.

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