Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003650
Title: Eye complications in children due to excessive use of electronic gadgets
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: Twenty-first century is a period of equipment, and every now and then, more state-of-the-art electronic devices are brought into the market. The relative time spent on personal computer (PC) and diverse gadgets has extended rapidly consistently. Sweeping use of electronic gadgets causes many health and mental issues. The main aim of this study is to find the prevailing eye complication among children due to excessive usage of electronic gadgets. Materials and Methods: The survey was taken among 100 children by distributing questionnaires, and their daily habit of using electronic gadgets and the effects caused physically and mentally were observed. Results: It has been known for some time that exposure to blue light, which is emitted in abundant amounts by electronics such as televisions and smartphones, can tell your body to stop generating melatonin. Melatonin is the chemical that tells your body that it is time to sleep. Hence, less secretion of melatonin hormone leads to lack of sleep which is the main cause for dark circles in children at this early age. Conclusion: From our survey, we found that children are more prone to use mobile phone per day than any other electronic gadgets. Children who use smartphones for a longer period of time are exposed to eye damage. The blue light exposure may lead to macular degeneration and a point may come where the eye cannot see real colors properly. This condition can be treated and prevented with regular screen breaks and exercises. Children are advised to wear protective glasses, reduce brightness of the electronic devices, and avoid small screen phones.

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    J. Aparna, R. Gayatri Devi*, A. Jyothipriya

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    Department of Physiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Science, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: R. Gayatri Devi, Department of Physiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Technical and Medical Science, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India

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    J. Aparna, R. Gayatri Devi*, A. Jyothipriya

    Title:Eye complications in children due to excessive use of electronic gadgets
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (June)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (1182-1184)
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    Methodology:Eye complications
    Research Materials:children

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Affects sleep Electronic gadgets Eye complications Time spent

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