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Watch your kids Eye : Excessive Smartphone usage may cause Cross-Eyed

Crossed eyes, also called strabismus, is a condition in which your eyes do not line up properly. If you have this condition, your eyes look in different directions, with each eye focusing on a different object. The disorder is very common in children, affecting four percent of children age 6 and younger.

Crossed eyes occur when the numerous muscles around the eyes do not work in conjunction because some are weaker than others. When the brain receives a different visual message from each eye, it ignores the one coming from the weaker eye. Over time, you may lose vision in your weaker eye if the condition is not corrected.

The Condition which we are going to share here is – Acquired Esotropia occurs in children between the ages of 2 and 6 and can usually be corrected with eyeglasses.

A Team of Doctors in South Korea found ” Cross Eyed situation may also arise from excessive usage of Smartphones “.According to a Telegraph report, doctors at Chonnam National University Hospital in Seoul found that heavy smartphone usage has led to children becoming cross-eyed.

If you notice, Kids tend to hold smartphones at a closer distance of between eight and 12 inches from the eyes, that too for a longer time. Now, have a look at the position, either kids are sleeping or half bend, In this position smartphone tends to come very close to eyes which tends to blur the vision.

This leads to the eyes straining a if the same position continues for longer time. The team found that the eye condition in nine out of 12 children was treated successfully when they avoided smartphones for nearly two months.

According to the researchers, users should not look at a smartphone screen for over 30 minutes at a time. “Children showing signs of deviated eyes should consult a doctor immediately,” they added.

Source : Health Line


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