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Long Computer Use Linked To Eye Disease

Eye strain due to computer use can cause more than just headaches. Japanese scientists have found those who are short-sighted (myopic) and who are perched in front of a computer screen all day long may increase their risk of glaucoma. Caused by damage to the optic nerve, glaucoma results in blind spots or visual impairments that can cause decreased vision and blindness. Researchers believed the optic nerve in short-sighted individuals could be more vulnerable to computer stress than in normal eyes.

Source: Reuters. Nov 15, 2004.