Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) - Prevention and Management
Hiremath Jyoti, Kumar Ashwani, Sharma Om Prakash, Kaundal Ramesh and Kumar Gaurav
Journal Title:International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
As computers become part of our everyday life more and more people are experiencing a variety of ocular problems related to computer use. Today we are living in a highly sophisticated environment and computer is one of the most developed technologies which are used in present time by the children, the young and the old. More and more people are sitting in front of computer for long hours. Computer is a highly visually demanding task, but the eyes are unable to adjust themselves for long sittings in front of computer, which lead to discomfort coined as Computer Vision Syndrome- An emerging pandemic of 21st century. CVS include eyestrain, tired eyes, irritation, redness, blurred vision, and double vision, collectively referred to as computer vision syndrome. No remedial measures for the prevention and cure of this pathology prevail in the domain of modern medicine except using ocular surface lubricants, computer glasses, and counseling for judicious computer use1 . This opens the door to the other systems of medicine including Ayurveda and Yoga to suggest experiments and contribute alternative modalities to alleviate or to check the sufferings of the computer users.