Dry Eyes and Video Display Terminals

Kazuo Tsubota, Katsu Nakamori

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To the Editor: Many persons report ocular fatigue after prolonged work at video display terminals, in part prompting legislation regulating the use of these terminals1. Since one of the main causes of ocular fatigue is dry eyes, we hypothesized that this type of work exacerbates drying of the ocular surface. The ocular surface is normally covered with a tear film composed of lipid, aqueous, and mucin layers, spread by each blink of the eye. We studied several factors affecting tear dynamics in 104 healthy office workers (45 men and 59 women; age range, 20 to 69 years), about half…

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)584
Number of pages1
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Feb 25
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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