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Can watching tv cause glaucoma?

Is it possible to suffer glaucoma because of watching too much TV? How can Watching TV affect on the eyes?
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  • Fat


    Normally speaking, I think there is no direct causality between watching TV and developing glaucoma. Watching TV for a long time could cause eye strain. Because of long time staring, muscles providing the power of focusing would be sore and painful. Meanwhile the starring would reduce the frequency of blinking, which lead to deficient tear film lubricate eyes. So the eyes would be dry and red and the vision is blurry. Normally eye strain would cause headache, blurry vision, pain in shoulder. It might cause or worsen various eye problems. But eye strain won't cause very serious problems directly. As to glaucoma, it is the condition that pressure increased in eyes and killed the optic nerve endings. It is a serious eye disease which is the leading cause of blindness with no cure. The root of increased eye pressure is the imbalance of humor aquosus production and drainage. It can be caused by many factors, like diabetes and eye trauma. It is better to visit a doctor if you are suspicious of getting glaucoma.
  • Savannah taylor


    Glaucoma is an eye disease in which the optic nerve is damaged in a characteristic pattern. This can permanently damage vision in the affected eye(s) and lead to blindness if left untreated. It is most commonly due to dietary, genetics and other eye problems, such as blurry vision, blepharitis. Watching too much TV is hard to cause glaucoma, but it is easy to lead to blurry vision and sore eyes. TV can produce much UV lights and exposures.UV lights are harmful to skin and eyes because skin cancer and eye vision are easy to be caused. Although glaucoma will not be caused by watching TV, some other eye problems will also be caused by TV. The most common eye disorder that caused by watching too much TV is myopia. So in order to your eye health, please watching TV in a proper time and in a limitation time. By the way, reading too much is also harmful to eyesight.