Eye diseases

Asthenopia (eye fatigue syndrome)

Asthenopia (eye fatigue syndrome)

asthenopia Asthenopia or eye fatigue syndrome - it's fast enough eye fatigue sets in during a visual work, especially if the observed object is at a very short distance from the eye.The disease is divided into: asthenopia eyestrain and muscle accommodative


In most cases, asthenopia occurs in people who by virtue of his occupation have to read a lot of literature or a long work on the computer.However, this may not only cause of the disease.The emergence of eyestrain can contribute to a variety of visual abnormalities: astigmatism, nearsightedness and farsightedness.Sometimes, the disease leads to the development of age-related changes, resulting from the eye defocusing developed under the supervision of nearby objects (early manifestations in most cases, after forty years).

Muscular asthenopia most often develops in the uncorrected myopia and much less due to the inherent weakening domestic direct eye muscles.With this form of the disease may cause disorde

rs of binocular vision and the development of strabismus.

accommodative asthenopia develops as a consequence of excessive fatigue of the ciliary muscle of the eye that controls the curvature of the lens, as well as astigmatism or farsightedness


- There is a feeling of heaviness and fatigue in the eyes

- After a long visual work at a small distance thereheadache, eye pain

- distorted the size and shape of the observed objects

- Inflammation of the eyes and tearing

- vague and ghosting

- blurred vision

Diagnosis and Treatment

diagnosis is the ophthalmologist,based on the results of a special ophthalmological examination and the patient's specific complaints.Often at the same time revealed: astigmatism , the weakness of the ciliary muscle, nearsightedness or farsightedness.

for quality treatment and to prevent eyestrain necessary to carry out strengthening therapy, compliance with the required standards of hygiene of holding timely qualitative correction of myopia and farsightedness, as well as well-balanced time for work and rest the eyes (when working at the computer must be every hour for ten minutes, interruptedand looks from the monitor screen, focusing alternately on a distant, then near objects outside the window).

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