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Digital Device Use Linked to Eye Gland Atrophy, Researchers Find

Device users also had more dry eye disease symptoms.

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New research has found that people who use digital devices for over two hours a day are more likely to have meibomian gland atrophy.

They also had more dry eye disease symptoms, Healio reports. The findings were shared via a poster at the recent American Academy of Optometry meeting, according to the website.

Twenty-six study subjects were evaluated, along with 38 control subjects who used digital devices for under two hours a day. (To find people who use devices less than two hours a day, the researchers recruited Old Order Amish members.)

The participants were 53 years old on average.

The research was conducted by optometrist Jonathan Andrews and other researchers spread across five locations.

Andrews said the researchers were “able to achieve a statistically significant correlation between hours spent on digital media and meibomian gland atrophy.” Gland secretion quality was also reduced, Healio reports.

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