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Ophthalmology Research: An International Journal, ISSN: 2321-7227,Vol.: 8, Issue.: 1


Computer Vision Syndrome Survey among the Medical Students in Sohag University Hospital, Egypt


Mohammed Iqbal1*, Ahmed El-Massry2, Mohammed Elagouz1 and Hosam Elzembely3

1Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Sohag University, Egypt.

2Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Egypt.

3Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Minia University, Egypt.

Article Information
(1) Stephen G. Schwartz, Department of Clinical Ophthalmology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, USA.
(1) Anil Kumar Verma, India.
(2) Gabor Nemeth, University Teaching Hospital, Hungary.
(3) Joseph Eldor, Israel.
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Purpose: To analyze and describe the quantitative data of a specially designed well-structured questionnaire to survey the Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) among the medical students in Sohag University, Egypt.

Design: A prospective descriptive non-comparative cross-sectional study.

Methods: 100 medical students included in this study (50 males and 50 females). After explanation of the nature of the CVS to the medical students, they fulfilled a specially designed form for CVS survey which included 20 questions of high validity and reliability. 

Results: The most remarkable result in this study was recording that 86% of the medical students sample was used to spend 3 hours or more on a daily basis thus were complaining of one or more of CVS manifestations. Dry eye, headache, blurred vision, eye strain, neck and shoulder pain, fatigue and eye redness were recorded in 28%, 26%, 31%, 16%, 24%, 21% and 15% respectively.

Conclusion: This study proved that CVS was a common syndrome that was simply misdiagnosed. Based on the survey performed in this study, 86% of the medical students were complaining of one or more of the CVS manifestations. This study recorded that dry eye, blurred vision, eye strain and headache were the most common CVS symptoms. This study recommended performing larger studies including many universities in Egypt, provided that the future studies should include both objective and subjective examination tools.

Keywords :

CVS; digital eye strain; dry eye disease; digital screens; smart phones.

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DOI : 10.9734/OR/2018/38436

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