Transient Smartphone Blindness

Al-magbary, Omar Hussein Omar (2018-05-09)

In today’s world, the smartphones have become a necessity, The ever-increasing number of the cell phone users in world, which includes a significant number of smartphone users. A new phenomenon referred to as transient smartphone blindness (TSB) has emerged. This refers to temporary monocular vision loss associated with smartphone usage while lying down in the dark. The symptoms reported by the patients are usually contralateral to the side on which they were lying. Blockage of light due to lying down caused one eye to undergo dark adaptation while the other eye underwent light adaptation; this caused a temporary conflicting light adaptation between the two retinae. When the blockage of light was removed, the lightadapted eye underwent monocular vision loss


The transient smart phone blindness (TSB) is a relatively new phenomenon that affects vision. However it warrants immediate attention by the physicians and the smartphone users lest it lead to long-term consequences such as blindness. is monocular vision loss a common clinical presentation and the cause is not always thromboembolic. Is ultimately harmless but unsetting to individuals who experience it. The best way to avoid this is to make sure that when you are plating with your phone in the dark keep both eyes on the smartphone screen

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