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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Smartphones provoke in children strabismus


A group of researchers from South Korea conducted a study, the results of which showed that excessive use of smartphones could be more dangerous to the eye, than was considered still. Abuse of diet may cause the development of convergent strabismus in children.


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In a small study conducted by researchers, was attended by 12 children with strabismus at the age from seven to sixteen years. Esotropia prevalent mostly in Western countries, while in South Korea such cases are quite rare, that was one of the reasons why children interested scientists. Also quite unusual was submitted that usually the strabismus is manifest up to five years, while the participants of the study it was developed later, reports yonhapnews.co.kr.

As it turned out, the young patients had in common was that they all were dedicated to smartphones for 4-8 hours daily and the distance between their eyes and the screen was less than 30 centimeters. Further evidence that the cause of the development of strabismus could be smartphones, was the fact that nine out of the twelve children’s eyesight returned to normal approximately two months after unplugged them banned.

Experts believe that in order to avoid strabismus children should not use smartphones more than thirty minutes at a time. Parents, in turn, encourage scientists to follow the vision of their children and the appearance of any abnormalities associated with it as quickly as possible to show the child’s ophthalmologist.

We will remind, not so long ago experts were able to cure cataracts for the first time using stem cells. Applied when this method proved to be less invasive than common today counterparts, requiring implantation in eyes with artificial lenses.

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