Can continuous computer use make your eye droopy?

Q. My right eye is a little droopy. Is it permanent damage due to computer use?

Answered by
Dr. Rahul Vaswani
and medically reviewed by Dr. Sneha Kannan
This is a premium question & answer published on Sep 23, 2020 and last reviewed on: Jul 30, 2023

Hi doctor,

I am working on the computer for the whole day. My right eye seems to be dropping a little bit. I am not sure whether it is a permanent damage to my eyes. Sometimes I take a while to blink. I am scared that I have ruined my right eyes. Please help.



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Your left eye seems to be dropped more than the right and it also appears normal. Normally, your eyelid covers two millimeters of the cornea. I suggest you follow some measures to manage your screen time. Work in a well-lit room. Your main light should focus on you from the back. Your screen height should be below your eye level. Remove your eyes from the screen every twenty minutes and look at the distant objects for twenty seconds. Take a five-minute break every 45 minutes. While touching your laptop tracking pad, blink your eyes. Try to work in an HD (high definition0 screen. You can use Refresh tears eye drops (Carboxymethylcellulose) six times a day regularly.

Thank you doctor,

Do my eyes look normal? Currently, I look down to see the laptop as I am not sitting on the desk. Do I need to change it? Can I fix my problem?



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According to the attached image, (attachment removed to protect patient identity), there is some dropping on the upper eyelid of the left eyes. You can consult me at any time. Please mention whether you have any tingling sensation on the face and any difficulty while chewing the food. Even if you are working on the laptop, place it on the table and sit in a good spine-supporting chair while working.

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