Stress Key to the Link Between Computer Vision Syndrome and Migraine, Insomnia
Computer vision syndrome (CVS), a condition involving eye problems resulting from screen time with digital devices, is significantly associated with both insomnia and migraine — with stress as a central mediating factor, new research suggests.
Investigators administered an online questionnaire to more than 700 adults, of whom 71% had CVS. Results showed the presence of CVS and higher stress were significantly associated with higher odds of having migraine, with stress mediating the association between CVS and migraine and between CVS and insomnia.
"This study would help practicing clinicians in preventing computer vision syndrome by counseling patients about the importance of taking breaks when using a computer," senior investigator Souheil Hallit, PharmD, MSc, MPH, associate professor, School of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Jounieh, Lebanon, told Medscape Medical News.
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