Illustration of playing cell phone in a dark room
GridGames.ID – Have a habit of staring at the cellphone screen in a dark room? Best avoided, yes, guys!
This turned out to cause a man in China to experience temporary blindness after playing games in a dark room.
Wang, a man from Xian City, Shaanxi Province, China, said he lost his sight while playing a mobile game in a dark room before going to bed.
“I like to play cellphones, but at night, my wife doesn’t like me playing cellphones because the light is too bright after the room lights are turned off,” said Wang.
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Wang admitted that he can still use his right eye to see his cellphone, but it is not yet known whether he has problems with both eyes or only one of them.
“I can see some words but not others,” Wang said.
Lei Tao, the doctor who treated Wang, said the patient had suffered an eye stroke, also known as retinal artery occlusion.
Retinal artery occlusion is a blockage of the blood supply in the arteries to the retina and the blockage is caused by a clot or narrowing of blood to the retina.
If this condition is not treated immediately, it will lead to permanent blindness.
Wang is not the first patient to suffer from eye problems after playing with cellphones.
According to Tao, as reported by GridGames from Kompas.com, there were about 20 other patients in the same month with complaints of visual disturbances after using their cellphones too much.
“Clogging of arteries in the retina occurs suddenly, this is serious and is the main cause of eye disorders that lead to blindness,” said Wang.
Every year, eye stroke complaints are getting higher and mostly attack young people who often use cellphones excessively.
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“The rate of permanent blindness is also high, which can have a serious impact on the patient’s quality of life and affect social life,” Tao explained.
Tao said this could be prevented by reducing the use of cellphones and other electronic items that emit light.
“Use and rest with a regular pattern, avoid staying up late and staring at cellphones, watching television and computers for too long. There will be a difference later,” Tao explained.
This article has been published on Kompas.com with the title “This Man is Blind after Playing a Smartphone Game in the Dark”.