The ophthalmologists considered that the radiation of computers and tablets is not harmful to the eye

The president of the Spanish Society of Ophthalmology, Luis Fernández-Vega, has assured today that the radiation emitted from computers and tablets “it is not harmful” to view.
“The idea widespread among the population that these devices are damaging to the vision is not proven nor has a scientific basis for real, so that the filters or glasses that, presumably, protects the eyes, not good for anything,” he said.
Fernández Vega has appeared today at a press conference in Bilbao to present the 90 Congress of the Spanish Society of Ophthalmology, held in bilbao from now until next October 4 and brings together more than 2,000 professionals.
On the growing use of computers, tablets, or mobile phones and their possible consequences for the vision, Fernández Vega has emphasized that the “the only real fact is that if a person spends a lot of time with these devices, just as before the television screen, it flashes less, and, therefore, is generated dry eye”.
He added that other data “certain” is that if you work a lot of the close-up vision, you increase the chances of start of myopia, but this circumstance occurs both in a person that reads books like that uses electronic devices.
The president of the organizing committee of the congress, Juan Duran of the Hill, also present in the act of information, it has been referred to the main visual pathologies of the population, and stressed that are associated with the aging of society.
Among those pathologies associated with age or get worse with the years, it has featured presbyopia, cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration or dry eye, and has also indicated that each time are more retinopathy diabetic.
Currently, the ophthalmology can treat most of these ailments with the “single border of the optic nerve is altered”, as has been clarified Fernández Vega. “In that case nothing can be done” he said.
During the congress will review the new diagnostic and surgical techniques more recent, as well as the technology or new drugs.
Non-governmental organizations (Ngos) also have a place in this event because they are working in developing countries where they suffer the same pathologies in the developed world, but lack the technology to deal with them, as has been pointed out Duran.
In the day of today it has been presented to the media a new treatment for traction vitreocular, an eye condition progressive age-related that, if not treated, leads to visual distortion, loss of visual acuity and blindness central, as explained in press conference the president of the Spanish Society of Retina and Vitreous, Marta Suárez.
So far, the only solution was surgery, but the new drug, which is injected into the vitreous, avoids this intervention, as well as the discomfort of the postoperative period.