Pterygium and Computer usage.

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by eddyblanco, Nov 12, 2006.

  1. eddyblanco

    eddyblanco Guest

    Does a Pterygium gets bigger for using a computer daily? I work as a
    software developer and would like to know if by using a computer I'm
    actually hurting myself.
    eddyblanco, Nov 12, 2006
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    CatmanX Guest

    No, it won't have any effect
    CatmanX, Nov 12, 2006
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  3. eddyblanco

    drfrank21 Guest

    Anything that causes your eyes to become dry and irritated
    (along with uv exposure,wind,dust etc) can cause your
    pterygium to become larger. Thus,if your eyes dry out while
    on the computer for long hours it could cause an effect.
    So yes, prolonged computer usage could possibly make
    your pterygia worse.

    I'd consider using a good artificial tear every so often while
    on the computer. It could never hurt but can only help.

    drfrank21, Nov 12, 2006
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