Dry eyes: those who are too much at the PC are at risk. Some natural remedies can help

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Spending long hours in front of the computer leads to dry eyes and related annoyances that can even lead to blurring of vision. Some natural remedies can help ...

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Many people spend time for work or leisure many hours on the computer, sometimes really too many and so the body too begins to suffer: headache, pain in the legs and shoulders and burning in the eyes. A study conducted in Tokyo, better clarifies why in front of the PC the eyes tend to get dry.





The research of the Keio University, published in Jama Ophthalmology, wanted to analyze the situation of 100 people who work all day on the PC, noting that they tend to open their eyes more but blink less frequently. This entails a reduction of tears and therefore a greater dry eye which can even blur the vision. Among other things, it has been seen that these people lack a specific protein that forms the tear film useful for nourishing and protecting the eye.

Of the sample analyzed about 7% of men and 14% of women had the real one dry eye pathology. In another part of the sample, however, red, inflamed eyes, blurred vision and other symptoms typical of those who spend too many hours at the PC were highlighted.

If we really can't avoid being glued to the computer all the time, we can still use some natural remedy useful in preventing or improving the problem of dry eyes.

1) Hot (not boiling) water and chamomile compresses. Use a gauze or cotton fabric to make these compresses several times a day, whenever you feel the need.

2) Eye drops based on chamomile and / or euphrasia, mallow. They are commonly found in pharmacies and can be used a couple of times a day to moisturize the eye. The ideal are those sold in disposable packages.

3) Omega 3. Omega 3s seem to be great for reducing dry eye. Green light therefore to foods that contain them not only fish but also seeds and linseed oil, dried fruit, etc.

4) Take breaks. It is also important if you have to spend many hours at the computer that every 30 minutes you rest your eyes for a moment looking out the window or a point far away from you.



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