Sunday June 26, 2016

Smartphones Caused Temporary Blindness For Two Women

It shouldn’t be surprising that your vision may be impaired when your eyes have to adapt from bright to dark conditions and vice versa. I suppose the period of blindness is noteworthy here, howeverآ—yet I have no idea how they failed to correlate their loss with their viewing habits, despite it happening multiple times a week.

The condition, called "transient monocular visual loss," appears to have been caused by the women using their smartphones in the dark, according to a study published Thursday in The New England Journal of Medicine. And it could be happening to more people. In both cases studied by the researchers, the patients reported the same behavior before the blindness occurred: They were staring at their phones while lying on their left side in bed. The longest the blindness lasted was about 15 minutes.