A 40-year-old man who was diagnosed with Eye cancer. He went to the doctor because he thought he was getting pink eye, when doctors told him he had eye cancer and if you use your cell phone at night in the dark?? This could happen to you!!
As you know the human eye consists of complex tissue and particles. Even when you tend to stay awake till late at night, you may sometimes notice a slight redness or even tiny red veins in your eyes as a result of stress on your eye tissue. Imagine the result when you not only stay awake but subject your eyes to the radiation of a cell phone screen every night. This is what caused this man to get eye cancer was his cell phone!
According to this man, he used his phone in the dark, for about 30 minutes every night for a month and then he started having eye problems. At first he thought it was conjunctivitis or Pink eye, but his doctors confirmed it to be eye cancer.
Now some people may refer to the white of the eye as albumin, but the actual term is the SCLERA. That’s what the white of your eye is called. The white of the eye is not albumin just because it’s white. Albumin is present in the lining of the cornea or the dark part of your eye. The sclera consists of collagen and elastin. Beneath the sclera is the vitreous humor of the eye. When the eye is inflamed, it turns red.
A recently concluded German study showed that constant use of cell phones could cause tumors in the eye. What most people including you may not know is that your phone emits a radioactive light from its screen. When using cell in the dark its focus is mainly upon your eyes with the high potential to cause irrevocable eye damage. In prolonged use, the result was evident in this 40-year-old man who got diagnosed with eye cancer.
Scientific research in the past has always recommended protection of eyes from TV and computer screens despite of them being a distance away. One can well imagine the extent of damage in this man’s eyes especially when evidence has proved that the greenish light from cell phones have the power to damage the cells in the vitreous humor and the retina. This was no pink eye. This man was diagnosed with eye cancer and he had himself to blame.
Using a cell phone in the dark will result in the radioactive light concentrating on your eyes with no surrounding light source to neutralize it. It was because of this that the man got eye cancer. The biggest problem was that his doctors weren’t able to do much for him as the medical technology does not allow replacing the vitreous humor or even a cornea of the human eye.
In Hong Kong and China as well as most parts of the world, macular degeneration and eye problems are affecting a higher percentage of young people. The biggest culprit is the cell phone. Thus, when you use your cell phone, never do it in the dark. Moreover always keep it at a safe distance from your eyes.
Here are some tips to reduce eye strain when looking at your phones and your computers:
1. Blink, blink and blink again
2. Minimize glare
3. Take breaks
4. Adjust your brightness
5. Tweak your text size and contrast
6. Keep a clean screen
7. Hold your smartphone farther away
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