Avatar universal

Optic nerve pain due to Digital Screen

I was watching 55 inches LCD TV for a 6 hours continuously and that night my eyes were paining. The next morning whenever i look at the laptop of my Samsung Galaxy 20 screen, i will get a shooting pain inside my left eye. My right eye seems to be okay. My vision in the left eye is sharper than the right eye and i am wearing glasses.

It has been like this for more than 3 weeks. I went to the ophthalmologist and he dilated my eyes and confirmed that there are no damages in my both eyes. I have done laser on my both eyes for macular thinning 20 years ago. All seems to be okay but the shooting pain remains whenever i look at any digital screens.

I can't concentrate in my hour due to this. I am wearing a sun glass while working on my laptop and phone now to contain the pain. However i am not sure how long i have to wear this sun glass.

Is there any other solution for this?
1 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
233488 tn?1310693103
the most common mechanism for this is drying the cornea, when you use a TV, phone, computer ,   read your blink rate drops from once every 5-7 second to once every 15 seconds and the cornea dries out. There is a world wide epidemic of these due to how much time people spend on screens and reading. Try using preservative free artificial tears hourly waking hours for a week and see if that helps. Then every 15 minutes look away from the computer screen, the TV or the book, focus far away (greater than 20 ft or 6 meters) and blink your eyes forcefully 6-7 times.   If this doesn't help you might return to your ophthalmologist, be sure an Macular OCT is done, and have the ophthalmologist look at your cornea before any drops put int.
Helpful - 0
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Eye Care Community

Top General Health Answerers
177275 tn?1511755244
Kansas City, MO
Avatar universal
Grand Prairie, TX
Avatar universal
San Diego, CA
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Discharge often isn't normal, and could mean an infection or an STD.
In this unique and fascinating report from Missouri Medicine, world-renowned expert Dr. Raymond Moody examines what really happens when we almost die.
Think a loved one may be experiencing hearing loss? Here are five warning signs to watch for.
When it comes to your health, timing is everything
We’ve got a crash course on metabolism basics.
Learn what you can do to avoid ski injury and other common winter sports injury.