Computer-related ophthalmic syndrome in teachers of a University of the Province of Cañete

Ann Med Surg (Lond). 2023 Feb 7;85(2):261-265. doi: 10.1097/MS9.0000000000000177. eCollection 2023 Feb.

Abstract

Virtual education has impacted the vision of people during the coronavirus pandemic, as by spending more time on the computer, it compromises the eye health of the person causing long-term visual problems. So the objective of this investigation is to assess computer-related ophthalmic syndrome in teachers of a University of the Province of Cañete.

Methods: This is a quantitative, nonexperimental, descriptive, cross-sectional study on a total population of 63 teachers, who answered a digital survey using the sociodemographic data and the Computer Vision Syndrome Questionnaire.

Clinical discussion: From the results it can be observed that the results of computer ophthalmic syndrome in the university teachers of the province of Cañete, where 51 (81%) of the teachers do not present the computer vision syndrome and 12 (19%) presented with the computer vision syndrome.

Conclusion: The population conducting virtual education as well as the students should be educated on the measures to be taken to prevent computer ophthalmic syndrome and its consequences.

Keywords: Cañete University; case report; diagnosis; education; eye diseases; patient population.