si_edgey Well in the space of a week of me investigating causes of eye irritation mainly being classed as 'dry eye syndrome' I've unravelled quite a few things already and although I might be noob to this forum and finding a solution I've 20+ years of pain experienced with visual stress! Sadly I need to work behind a PC as I run my own business stuff but currently thats all on the backburner completely until I get sorted.
For sure, technology play a massive role, but thats only one half of the battle I feel, if your to look at a pathological approach then you have to go way back to the start which actually is your eyes. With this in mind I've found out that in each eye lid is around 30 Meibomian glands that secrete oils which mix with our tears to form a lubricant other the eye; if these ducts fail then guess what, your eyes fail to lubricate the eye so regardless of technology if people suffering eye strain have failed ducts then even the right tech is going to provide the respite were all needing.
I booked into an optician but requested the optometrist who even know what MG are and the disorder (MGD) is. Its normally a consequence of Blepharitus, as it happens I have a mild case of this and also some of my ducts are indeed blocked. There are various ways to treat this but over 70% of people over 50 suffer dry eye in any case yet with a few steps taken the impacts can be reduced, such as good eye lid hygine and the use of a warm compress (i've just bought the blephasteam, but also an electric warm compress).
The next step is to treat my eyes like teeth, which is to get each gland graded, to do this I need to get what is known as lipiview or an alternative where they can photo scan the glands, from there they can treat the blepharitus with blephex treatment (just a cleanup) and then you can consider the more aggresive options of lipoflow or IPS (intense pulse light) treatment.
Photophobia is highly linked to dry eye conditions, it normally happens after the dry eye which can explain why not things are getting worse for me, I'm not ruling out tech being a cause of distress but its just one of a whole host of ingredients I feel.......EMF? , lighting conditions, air quality, humidity, eye disorders (already mentioned, allergic conjuctivitus, anterio Uvietis xyz, hydration, diet, lighting conditions, tech) all these if boxed off I'm sure can improve the situation
In the 20 mins Its taken me to write this I can already feel the impacts its having on me, sudden heavy feeling in the eyes causing pain to radiate to my chest (no pun intended)
I saw an eye teaching hospital last Friday and they packed me away with some Vista Mesh glasses which prevent light scatter and block EMF apparently but there doing nothing for me right now I don't think. My last screen had FRM/TD and this new one does also but the only idea I have now is to try an AMVA panel, seems that has helped fix things for some people.