As much as modern technology brings benefits to humanity, it also contains within it many risks, whether health or social. According to the British newspaper “Daily Mail”, using a mobile phone in the dark may expose a young Chinese man to blindness.
It is possible that the 26-year-old young man will lose his sight after suffering a retinal detachment resulting from messaging his girlfriend at night via mobile using the “We Chat” application for at least 4 continuous hours for several days.
The doctors who diagnosed his condition performed urgent surgery to treat this problem, explaining that without immediate treatment, the condition could lead to blindness. The young man suffered for days from flashes of light emanating from his eyes, which is a common sign of retinal detachment.
It is known that the retina is very sensitive to light, as it sends messages to the brain via the optic nerve.
Technical experts confirm that modern technological devices, such as computers, tablets, mobile phones, etc., represent an unprecedented burden on the eyes of their users.
According to the newspaper, an eye surgeon named “Lasder” warned last year of the high rates of myopia among young people due to mobile phones, which was also confirmed by David Allamby, founder of Focus Clinics in the United Kingdom, who said, “There was a 35% increase in the number of “People who have been nearsighted since the launch of smartphones in 1997.” He added that the problem could increase by 50% in the next ten years