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The Brazilian Society of Ophthalmology states that 90% of electronic device users have some discomfort related to Dry Eye Syndrome

On July 10th, World Eye Health Day is celebrated, an important date to alert the population about the importance of daily eye care for the prevention of eye diseases and their respective therapeutic approaches. According to IBGE, more than 6 million people have some type of visual impairment in Brazil. Currently, with people spending much more time in front of computer screens, cell phones and tablets, one of the main problems affecting the eyes is Dry Eye Syndrome. In these cases, there is a significant reduction in the frequency of blinking, compromising the proper lubrication of the ocular surface.

According to the Association of People with Dry Eye (APOS), the Dry Eye Syndrome affects 24% of Brazilians and has the following symptoms: dry eyes, eyestrain, redness, burning, itching, feeling of a foreign body or sand in the eyes and blurring of the eyes. eyesight. Such symptoms can significantly compromise the quality of life of individuals. In more severe cases, the cornea may even be affected, with sequelae that reduce visual acuity.

According to data from the Brazilian Society of Ophthalmology, 90% of users of electronic devices remain daily for more than three hours in front of the screens and present some discomfort related to the syndrome. Ophthalmologist Fabiana Rega Gallucci explains that Dry Eye Syndrome is a multifactorial condition that can cause symptoms ranging from mild to very severe. “People blink less in the state of attention, when they spend a long time in front of the screens of computers, cell phones and TVs, and this reduces the lubrication of the eyes, since it increases the exposure time of the ocular surface”, says the specialist.

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Due to the pandemic, the problem has also affected children and teenagers who spend a long period in front of electronic screens to study, or as a form of entertainment. For the ophthalmologist, this routine can cause more serious eye problems such as myopia, among other eye disorders. “The lack of eye care can bring a series of problems over time, which can be avoided with proper medical monitoring”, says Dr. Fabiana.

To avoid discomfort in the eyes, it is recommended to take a few breaks to reduce the period of exposure to the screens, remember to blink and apply lubricating eye drops. “It is important to emphasize that tears play a very important role in eye health, as they protect the eyes against external factors. So if your eyes are dry, treatment includes using artificial tears to keep them hydrated and lubricated. However, you should always consult the ophthalmologist to check which solution is the most suitable for each case”, concludes the doctor.

In order to minimize the problem, Genomma Lab has in its portfolio the eye lubricant Liris, from the company’s OTC division, which has a composition very similar to that of the natural tear. The drug, free of medical prescription, is composed of carmellose sodium, indicated to improve irritation, burning and dryness of the eyes. The product is also recommended as a lubricant when wearing contact lenses, relieving dryness and discomfort.

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Genomma Lab International is a publicly traded multinational, operating on the Mexican stock exchange and present in 18 countries with the purpose of empowering people to have excellent health and well-being. In Brazil for over 10 years, the company has owned 16 brands in the Personal Care segments with the brands: Cicatricure, Asepxia, Tio Nacho and Teatrical and OTC (over-the-counter drugs) with the brands: Proctan, La Kesia , Lomecan and Liris.

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