Ever more frequently: the "office eye syndrome"
for hours at the screen lets the eyes drain. They infect themselves
more easily, in extreme cases are even vision in danger. We have
Tipps against the "office eye syndrome"
fifth patient, who visits an optician in Germany, complains about
itching, burning and extremely photo-sensitive eyes. Most frequent
reasons: The eyes do not have too little tear liquid or the composition
of the tear film tune no more. Syndrome of the dry eye is called
are not annoying only. Without treatment the natural strength
of the eye can be lowered against pathogens such as Herpesviren.
If the tear film is decreased, the cornea/callosity roughens itself
up in extreme cases, which often leads to visual disturbances.
more frequently: the "office eye syndrome"
There are causes for dry eyes many. Ever more frequently changed
conditions of work and environmental play a role: Work on the
screen (particularly in connection with eye bad positions) and
dry air in air-conditioned areas load the eyes. With the screen
handling for example reduces the eyelid impact, which tear film
not renewed in the correct distances. The Americans call the complaints
therefore "Office Eye syndromes", the "office eye
syndrome". In the last years the number of the gotten sick
ones rose strongly. Studies in Canada, Japan and in the US Federal
State Maryland resulted in that already 15 to 25 per cent of the
population at the symptoms of the dry eye suffers.
In the case of doubt to the optician
a set of illnesses leads to dry eyes. Changes in the eye like
anomalies of the eyelids, scars on the cornea/callosity or changes
in the tear gland can be exactly the same debt like metabolic
illnesses (for example diabetes), rheumatism or pronounced Vitamin
A lack. Women are particularly frequently concerned after the
change years. The hormoneal changes in this time let the mucous
membranes become drier and affect with many women also tear production.
Also women, who take the pill, complain frequently about dry eyes.
Because the causes are so various, you should let persistent complaints
of the optician clarify.
you to do can do
Provide for sufficient air humidity (about 50 %) in your areas.
Drink sufficiently. If no illness-conditioned restriction exists,
at least 2 L on the day. Do not expose the eyes to direct air
flow, e.g. wind, ventilation blower or air conditioning systems.
Let us avoid smoked and dusty areas. Put when swimming in public
swimming pools swimming eyeglasses on.
For screen workers:
Put the screen
up not too. For the view downward you do not have to open the
eyelids so far. Goennen it your eyes regularly tracing. Look every
ten minutes briefly to the window, and blinzeln you again and
again completely consciously. Let regularly your Sehfaehigkeit
examine. Too weak or correctly not adapted eyeglass lenses favour
dry eyes. If the cause cannot be turned off, artificial tears
help. Newer preparations contain all portions of the natural tear