Volume : X, Issue : II, February - 2020

CHANGING TRENDS IN PRESBYOPIA DUE TO MOBILE PHONES

Dr P. Venkateshwarlu, Dr P. R. Niveditha, Dr K. Esther Rani

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Introduction: Presbyopia is a physiological insufficiency of accommodation, impairs the ability to perform near task which usually seen around the age of 40, but with the excessive use of mobile phones and other electronic gadgets causes Presbyopia at an early stage. This study conducted in 100 patients at Regional eye hospital, Kurnool from January 2019 to December 2019 to evaluate the changing trends in Presbyopia due to mobile phones. Patients aged 30 years or more who presented with difficulties in near work were included in this study. The mean age of presentation in presbyopics was 43.12 years, Female sex, Smart phone usage, occupation requiring near work, and hypermetropia were most common risk factors. Presbyopia reduces the functional efficiency and affects quality of life. Occurrence of early Presbyopia can be prevented by avoiding the long–hour use of mobile phones and other electronic gadgets.

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Article: Download PDF    DOI : 10.36106/ijar  

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CHANGING TRENDS IN PRESBYOPIA DUE TO MOBILE PHONES, Dr P. Venkateshwarlu, Dr P.R. Niveditha, Dr K. Esther Rani INDIAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED RESEARCH : Volume-10 | Issue-2 | February-2020


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