Beware of Visual Disorders Due to Gadget Radiation during the Covid-19 Pandemic, Jakarta The use of computers and gadgets, including cell phones, has now become a means of life for the community. Starting from toddlers to the elderly.

There is no life that is not through communication via computers or gadgets. The era of the Corona Covid-19 pandemic, has also made humans inevitably have to increasingly depend on gadgets to work and study.

Though radiation from computers / gadgets can cause visual disturbances. Especially now that many people spend their time working and studying at computers / gadgets.

“Eye emergencies include conditions when people are no longer able to work and / or study via computers / gadgets. Not only due to accidents can be categorized as emergency, “said Prof. Dr. Tjahjono D. Gondhowiardjo, SpM (K), PhD, professor of ophthalmology at the University of Indonesia.

In a conversation in his practice room at the Jakarta Eye Center building in early November, Prof. Tjahjono revealed that there was a colleague who was a professor who said that he was no longer able to work with computers and asked for eye care.

There are also parents who convey the condition of their school-age children whose learning process is disturbed through Zoom due to visual impairments.

The increase in the occurrence of visual disturbances in the community can be seen at the JEC (Jakarta Eye Center). This treatment facility located in Central Jakarta is now filled with patients.

“This can be called an emergency, because the eye is a vital tool for life, livelihood and teaching and learning processes,” said Prof. Tjahjono.

It is also said that people who are disturbed by their sight cannot be prohibited from coming to the eye hospital.

Meanwhile, some time ago there was an appeal that only people experiencing emergency illness could go to the hospital. This prohibition is to prevent the transmission of Covid-19.

Indonesia, which is located on the equator, has a large number of cataract sufferers. Also high blindness rates.

Related to this, various social organizations are actively conducting free cataract surgery. Dompet Dhuafa was also moved to carry out this humanitarian movement which was packaged in the APDC (Action to Care for Corona Impact) program.

Prof. Tjahjono, is a former member of the PGPK National Committee and since decades ago has been active in eye health care.

The former Chairman of PERDAMI (Indonesian Eye Doctors Association) also stated that he was ready to take part in the same action again.

Moreover, they are reminded that the role of the eye (vision) is the main route (83 percent) of daily information entry. Ear 11 percent and others.

However, to learn (remember), read 10 percent, hear 20 percent, see 30 percent, hear and see 50 percent.



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