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Red eyes and head ache due to prolonged computer use - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi , One of my eye is become full red from 3-4 days . Have headache in that area too. what can be the possible reason. Is it something to do working too much in laptops
Doctor :   hi
User :   hi
User :   what can be the problem
Doctor :   is there watering associated?
User :   my left eyes is full red .. and have lots of pain and headache
Doctor :   does the headache and the eye symptoms come on when working on laptop for a longer time?
User :   is it due to sitting on laptops for very long time
User :   yes
User :   yes
User :   and now all the time it is remaining red for 3-4 days
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   i would recommend you tio get them examined
User :   ok
Doctor :   you might be possibly having dry eye syndrome
User :   but why be the possible issue
Doctor :   or teh computer eye syndrome
User :   ok
User :   ok
Doctor :   it should be examined and treated with lubrication drops
Doctor :   avoid sitting for long hours in front of computer/laptop
User :   is it something very serious i mean i go to doctor but is it something like lifelong problem
Doctor :   maitain a distance of 18"-25" between eye and the monitor
User :   thanks
Doctor :   take regular breaks and do eye exercises
Doctor :   every 20-30 minutes
User :   ok
Doctor :   have you folowed what I have said?
User :   what can be the excersise i can do
Doctor :   is there anything else you would like to ask me?
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok. please proceed
User :   thanks
Doctor :   exercises for the eye include
Doctor :   eye muscle exercises and
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