Question: What is "digital eye syndrome" and what causes it?

Answer: Digital eye syndrome is a chronic lack of sufficient lubrication and moisture in the eye, and it can lead to slight irritation or to ocular inflammation of the eye’s tissue. The most common symptoms are persistent dryness, an insatiable scratching, the feeling as if something is stuck in your eye. Patients also complain of a burning sensation of the eyes usually after prolonged use of personal devices. There is no single cause but risks of developing this problem are multifactoral. The most common offending activity is over usage of your cell phone, tablets, computers and video games. During usage of these devices, blinking is severely diminished and the tear film...

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