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Staring at screens all day linked to
changes in eye secretions

Reuters, by Kathryn Doyle

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Posted By:Harlowe, 6/17/2014 12:55:20 PM

New York (Reuters Health) – Office workers who spend long hours looking at computer screens have changes in their tear fluid similar to people with the disease known as dry eye, according to a study from Japan. The protein MUC5AC, secreted by cells in the upper eyelid, makes up part of the normally occurring mucus layer, or “tear film,” that keeps the eye moist. But study participants with the most screen time had MUC5AC levels nearing those of people with diagnosed dry eye. “To understand patients´ eye strain, which is one of major symptoms of dry eye disease, it is

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 6/17/2014 1:04:36 PM     (No. 9889589)

A study was needed for this?
I could have told them that. Never a problem on weekends, but starting Monday afternoon through Friday - it´s dry eye and strain.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: varkdriver, 6/17/2014 1:16:16 PM     (No. 9889608)

Eye secretions? True; every time I see a Hillary headline from the Daily Beast, I start crying...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mickturn, 6/17/2014 4:51:13 PM     (No. 9889864)

So, computer screens cause eye boogers?

SUE Microsoft!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 6/18/2014 1:11:33 AM     (No. 9890261)

This has been known for a long time. For one thing, people looking at screens don´t blink as much.



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