Computer usage ok after cataract surgery?

Discussion in 'Laser Eye Surgery' started by Mark, Nov 23, 2007.

  1. Mark

    Mark Guest

    Is there any risk of further damage to my eyes after cataract surgery
    by using a computer 8-12 hours a day? I got rid of my CRT after the
    surgery and only use LCD monitors at home and work. I also eliminated
    all florescent bulbs in my home. What can I do to minimize the risk
    of developing other eye problems (like clouding of the lens capsule)?
    I could theoretically live for another 60 years and want to have good
    vision for the rest of my life.
    Mark, Nov 23, 2007
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    Dan Abel Guest

    Do florescent bulbs create more EMF? I find it hard to believe.

    Getting rid of CRTs is a good idea. It's much easier seeing the LCDs.

    Well, maybe a couple minutes. I've had both eyes done, and it was
    trivial. I understand that there are some risks.
    Dan Abel, Nov 23, 2007
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    Don W Guest

    Those "sunglasses" are "blueblockers", of course?

    Don W.
    Don W, Nov 23, 2007
  4. Mark

    Dan Abel Guest

    OK. I'm not sure we have any incandescent bulbs in use in our house.
    They don't make sense anymore. The newer CFLs come on right away, don't
    flicker, are just as cheap to buy, and have a good color of light.
    Dan Abel, Nov 23, 2007
  5. Mark

    Dr Judy Guest

    The CRT and flourescent bulbs aren't causing problems. Post surgical
    clouding of the lens capsule is due to trauma suffered during the
    surgery and there is nothing you can do to prevent it. Many of the
    causes of eye disease are beyond your control -- natural aging,
    genetics, anatomy.

    Things that you can do to keep good vision:
    First and foremost -- DON"T SMOKE, if you do, quit if you don't, don't
    Wear safety glasses at work, for sports and when doing chores at home
    Wear UV protective sunglasses for all outdoor activities
    Eat a healthy diet, high in fruits and veggies, fish twice a week, red
    meat no more than twice a week, alcohol in moderation
    Exerise at least 30 minutes every day.
    See your family doctor regularly and follow advice if hypertensive or
    diabetic or have other systemic disease
    See your eye doctor yearly.

    Dr Judy
    Dr Judy, Nov 24, 2007
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