COVID-19 inducer of computer visual syndrome and its effects on people

Roberto Carlos Dávila Morán, Eucaris del Carmen Agüero Corzo, Héctor Portillo Rios, Leonardo Velarde Dávila, Félix Román Guillén Pedraza, José Leonor Ruiz Nizama, Sarita Marycielo Portillo Santa Cruz

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The objective of this article is to analyze the existing literature on IVS and its effects on people as a result of high exposure to electronic equipment generated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The type of research is literature review, bibliographic or documentary design; the research method used was the literature review. The population consisted of 35 articles and the sample of 19 articles in various languages, intentionally selected according to previously established inclusion and exclusion criteria; the techniques and instruments used for the collection of information were the documentary analysis, and the signing and the computer respectively. Among the main results is that SVI has a high prevalence in people who have a long period of exposure to electronic device screens, also linked to failures in ergonomic conditions in their workstations or study. It is concluded that the average prevalence of SVI in the reviewed articles is 73.2%, the maximum being 98.7% and the minimum 50%, being more frequent in women; Regarding the most frequent symptoms that appear, there are: pain in the eyes, visual fatigue or blurred vision, itching, dry eyes, sensation of worsening of sight, tearing and heavy eyelids.

Translated title of the contributionCOVID-19 inductor del síndrome visual informático y sus afectaciones a las personas
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)401-408
Number of pages8
JournalBoletin de Malariologia y Salud Ambiental
Issue number3
StateIndexed - Jul 2021
Externally publishedYes

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  • COVID-19
  • Electronic devices
  • Symptoms
  • Visual computer syndrome


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