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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 55  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 154-155

Transient smartphone blindness

Department of Geriatric Medicine, Glan Clwyd Hospital, North Wales, LL18 5UJ, UK

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Dr. V Adhiyaman
Glan Clwyd Hospital, North Wales, LL18 5UJ
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/tjosr.tjosr_27_17

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Transient smartphone blindness is a temporary phenomenon where a person develops visual loss in one eye following prolonged exposure to a bright smartphone screen in the dark. It is caused by differential bleaching of the retinal pigment. Awareness of this condition and a careful history is important to make the correct diagnosis.

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