Study of intraocular pressure among individuals working on computer screens for long hours

Effect of exposure to computer screens on IOP

Abstract

In today’s world computers are ubiquitous and found in different forms which can effect intraocular pressure (IOP). Present study was undertaken to find out effect of day-to-day exposure to computer screen on IOP in normal individuals. 70 individuals (who met the screening conditions and devoid of obvious ocular pathology and systemic diseases) had their IOP’s checked before and 4 hour after computer session on same day, all working in general day shift, involving reading English printed material. The results showed significant (p<0.005) increase with IOP values before exposure being 17.89±3.25 and 16.99±2.84 and after exposure being 19.67±3.4 and 18.70±2.4 in left and right eye respectively. Increase in IOP was noted in 70% and 67% individuals in left and right eye. Differences in IOP of right and left eye may be due to dominance of eye or direction of script from left to right.

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Author Biographies

Sanam Maria Qudsiya, Deccan College of Medical Sciences

Postgraduate student, Department of Physiology,
DMRL 'X' Road, Kanchanbagh, Hyderabad-500058,
Telangana, India.

Farisa Khatoon, Deccan College of Medical Sciences

Professor, Department of Physiology,
DMRL 'X' Road, Kanchanbagh, Hyderabad-500058,
Telangana, India.

Aftab Abdul Khader, Deccan College of Medical Sciences

Postgraduate student, Department of Ophthalmology,
DMRL 'X' Road, Kanchanbagh, Hyderabad-500058,
Telangana, India.

Mohammed Asghar Ali, Fatima Institute of Medical Sciences

Professor & Head, Department of Physiology,
Ramarajupalli, Pulivendula Road, Kadapa-516003,
Andhra Pradesh, India.

Mohammed Abdul Hannan Hazari, Deccan College of Medical Sciences

Professor, Department of Physiology,
DMRL 'X' Road, Kanchanbagh, Hyderabad-500058,
Telangana, India.

Fareen Sultana, Deccan College of Medical Sciences

Postgraduate student, Department of Physiology,
DMRL 'X' Road, Kanchanbagh, Hyderabad-500058,
Telangana, India.

Ayesha Farheen, Deccan College of Medical Sciences

Postgraduate student, Department of Physiology,
DMRL 'X' Road, Kanchanbagh, Hyderabad-500058,
Telangana, India.

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Published
2017-04-11
How to Cite
QUDSIYA, Sanam Maria et al. Study of intraocular pressure among individuals working on computer screens for long hours. Annals of Medical Physiology, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, p. 22-25, apr. 2017. ISSN 2456-8422. Available at: <http://amphysiol.com/index.php/amp/article/view/v1i1.263328>. Date accessed: 25 sep. 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.23921/amp.2017v1i1.263328.
Section
Original Research Articles

Keywords

Computer screens
Intraocular pressure (IOP)
Long hours
Schiotz tonometry

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