Burning eyes from computer

 

 

Submitted by RickH on Thu, 04/02/2020 - 17:32
Country
Netherlands
Age
26
Gender
Male
Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?
No
Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye?
No
Do you suffer from any diseases in the body?
No
Do you use any eye drops?

The eye drops I currently use is Hylan eye drops on doctor receipt.

Before this I tried the following eye drops/gel without succes: chloramphenicol, Artelac, Livocab, Thealoz, Celluvisc & Vidisic.

Do you wear Contact lenses or Eyeglasses?

I wore contact lenses for about 10 years. Since I got dry eyes a year ago I stopped wearing them. Now I only wear them when I do sport.

Question

 

 

Hi,

Since about two years I work full time in an office. I measured the humidity and it turns out it's 20 - 25% in the winter.

At this moment every day I feel my eyes burning and got headache. After multiple (eye) doctor visits it's still unknown what the cure is.

I tried multiple eye drops/gel and some remedies such as eye compress, 20-20-20 method, etc. Are my eyes getting worse (not in the way of sight, but as in more burning and pain) from the office work? And recover my eyes after work/sleep in a more humidity place or are they always be like now?

Thanks

 

 

 

Answer

 

Thanks for your Question

20-20-20 is a method to relief eye strain in computer eye syndrome but no the to relief from dry eye that is caused also by computer eye syndrome.

To this method you can add frequent blinking. People who work on computer for long hours don't blink in a normal rate and this can cause dry eyes. Keep using lubricant eye drops especially preservative free lubricant eye drops.

Try to use eyeglasses specific for computers that can protect your eyes from glare and blue lights.

Sometimes and especially in resistant cases we have to search for local and systemic diseases that might cause dry eyes such as blepharitisMeibomian Gland Dysfunction, Sjorgen's syndrome and sometimes medications can cause dry eyes. such as antihistamine pills and sleeping pills.

For other methods of dry eye treatments, follow this link.

 

 

 

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