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complains..once that is was caused by a muscle in her eyes that worked

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My daughter always complains about the computer monitor flashing and the TV screen flashing, she says it is hard to look at the permethian board at school because of flashing. I was told once that is was caused by a muscle in her eyes that worked better than ours that caused her to see this. What is that called or is that even true?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. PG replied 8 years ago.
Hi,
   Kindly give some more information regarding your question-
- what is the age of your daughter?
- any other complaints like headaches, redness, watering of eyes etc?
- does she use any eye glasses?
- when did she have her last eye check up?
Regards
Customer: replied 8 years ago.

My daughter is 16 years old. She has her eye checked every year. She does wear glasses as of 2 years, mild RX. She has had this problem since she was very young. She does not complain of headaches, redness or watering eye.

 

This is a problem with school convencing them she really does have a problem with this. The computers at school this year are better because they got new ones with nice large flat screen monitors, but the permethian boards are a even bigger problem. It is too hard for her to see the screen with lights in the room off.

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Is anyone going to answer me?????
Expert:  Dr. PG replied 8 years ago.
Thanks for the information.
The symptoms you are describing can be due to -
- decrease in convergence muscle power of the eye, which can lead to eye strain and blurring of vision after working on computer or studying for some time.
- increase in intraocular pressure of the eye
- rarely a problem of the retina like retintis pigmentosa, since she is not comfortable reading on the boards after the lights are switched off.
I would advise her to be reviewed by an Ophthalmologist for a complete examination of the eye, including the retina to rule out the above possibilities and to give appropriate treatment.
Regards
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