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Abstract Title:

Some ocular symptoms experienced by users of mobile phones.

Abstract Source:

Electromagn Biol Med. 2008 ;27(2):205-9. PMID: 18568938

Abstract Author(s):

Nermin Küçer

Article Affiliation:

Nermin Küçer

Abstract:

This survey study was conducted, using a questionnaire, on 229 university students (181 women, 48 men) in Kocaeli, Turkey. Six ocular symptoms experienced during use of mobile phones were studied by means of the chi-square test with Yates correction. The studied symptoms were blurring of vision, redness of the eyes, vision disturbance, secretion of the eyes, inflammation in the eyes, and lachrymation of the eyes. A significant increase in blurring of vision (p<0.05) was reported by users of mobile phone possession>2 years compared to users of mobile phone possession<2 years. In users of mobile phones, women significantly (p<0.05) complained more often of inflammation in the eyes than men.

Study Type : Human Study

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