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Manaviat M, Habibian S, Gheravi M, Fallahzadeh H. Evaluation of ophthalmic complains and related factors in computer users. tkj. 2011; 3 (1) :40-47
URL: http://tkj.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-54-en.html

MD Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences , mr_manaviat @ yahoo.com
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Abstract Background: It is nearly twenty years passed from introducing of computer to human life and it is now an inseparable part of our life, because of widespread use of computer, many studies have been done for finding safety and health principle for these users, the aim of this study is determination of ophthalmic complains in Shahid Sadoughi University computer users. Methods: This descriptive cross sectional study was done on 105 employees of Shahid Sadoughi University during 1386-1387. Data was collected by a questionnaire that includes duration of computer usage per day, time of starting computer usage, type of monitor, type of ophthalmic complains and the position of computer users against light source. This information was analyzed by SPSS software. Results: The study group was included 105 employees that 56 of them were women and 49 were men. Mean age of this group was 33.7 ± 5.77 years. The frequency of ophthalmic complains in the users was as below: eye strain 79%, eye burning 57.7%, epiphora 33.4% and red eye 30%. There was significant duration of computer usage per day, time of starting computer usage and inappropriate condition of light source(R=21%, p=0.033 R=21%, p=0.032, respectively). Conclusion: There are several ophthalmic complains such as eye strain, red eye in the computer users who had significant correlation with condition of work environment. Because of extended use of computer in office and home, it is necessary to plan studies for identification of causes of these complains and the methods for prevention and modification of these problems.
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Received: 2012/02/18

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