Eye Strain

  • Medical Author:
    Andrew A. Dahl, MD, FACS

    Andrew A. Dahl, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist. Dr. Dahl's educational background includes a BA with Honors and Distinction from Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, and an MD from Cornell University, where he was selected for Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society. He had an internal medical internship at the New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center.

  • Medical Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD
    Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD

    Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD

    Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, is a U.S. board-certified Anatomic Pathologist with subspecialty training in the fields of Experimental and Molecular Pathology. Dr. Stöppler's educational background includes a BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia and an MD from the University of North Carolina. She completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology at Georgetown University followed by subspecialty fellowship training in molecular diagnostics and experimental pathology.

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What is the prognosis of eye strain?

The symptom of eye strain does not result in any damage to the eyes, therefore, the prognosis is excellent. Relief of eye strain symptoms will usually occur using the above techniques.

Is it possible to prevent eye strain?

Once you recognize that your symptoms are caused by eye strain, you can usually modify the task that produces the eye strain sufficiently to reduce or eliminate the eye strain.

REFERENCES:
Blehm, C., et al. "Computer Vision Syndrome: A Review." Survey of Ophthalmology 50.3 May 2005: 253-262.

Wright, J., and W. Boger. "Visual Complaints From Healthy Children." Survey of Ophthalmology 44.2 Sept. 1999: 113-121.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/5/2016

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