I get burning, excruciating pain, blurred vision in one eye. Just the one. It can happen after just 5-15 minutes of using my computer. After that even the slightest things cause a lot of pain, overhead LED lights, phone with anti glare, TV etc. However, if I avoid computers and everything for a month or two and really reduce usage, I can watch TV for hours without hurting my eyes a lot, and just live normally. After the computer usage, it gets bad. I’ve used computers and devices for years, a LOT. Never felt like this before. This burning feels different from the ordinary eye strain burning. I do follow the rule of looking away from the screen after a bit, at a distance.
I read about CVS, and wonder if that is what I have. I was surprised to discover 90% of computer users get this. 90% computer users have to sit in the dark, use text to speech and generally protect their eyes from usage? I went through months of using apps for the blind. Sit around with a makeshift eye patch. It was excruciatingly painful. I would be in so much pain I couldn’t even glance at my phone for a second to write or read a text. Even if I hadn’t really used anything beyond a few seconds for days.
My question is, do I have CVS or is it something different? My eyes do NOT get red. They LOOK fine. My doctor gave me some tablets and some regular eye drops for a month. After a month of almost completely avoiding light, eye felt less pain. When I asked the cause, he said “who knows?” and gave me some eye drops to take when I’m in pain. Those don’t do much and they also state that using too much can cause cornea to get thinner.
Once I use a computer, everything starts triggering or aggravating pain…even when they didn’t before. Is this CVS? What can I do about it? He made it sound like I have to live with this and just take drops when it gets bad. I respect him a lot, I just want more answers. Also, if a different kind of computer screen would alleviate it, what should I be looking for?
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