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Slow reading speed attached to dry eyes: Study

By: IANS | New York |Published: November 18, 2018 11:27:29 am According to a new study, people suffering from chronic…

By: IANS | New York |

Published: November 18, 2018 11:27:29 am

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According to a new study, people suffering from chronic dry eye disease are likely to have a slow reading speed. (Source: Pixabay)

People suffering from chronic dry eye disease are likely to have a slow reading rate, according to researchers. The chronic dry eye is a common disease where natural tears fail to adequately lubricate the eyes. Therefore, drastically affects the function.

The study showed that the condition can slow down a person’s read speed by up to 10 percent and can make it’s hard to read more than an average of 30 minutes. Those with clinically significant dry eyes can read fewer words per minute – 32 words per minute less – than those who do not have the permission, reading at the same rate of 272 words per minute.

“We suspected that people with dry eyes were mostly unable to keep a good reading because their tears can not easily lubricate their eyes,” says Esen Akpek, from the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute in the United States.

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For the study, published in the journal Optometry and Vision Science, the team contained 186 adults aged 50 years or older. The participants had not used prescriptions or over the counter for 24 hours prior to testing. It is important that all participants responded to the discomfort sensitivity and environmental responsibility of the eye patches, for example wind or smoke.

People who experience frequent eye problems such as sweating, swirling eyesight and dryness can try to overcome the disc space, but will be best if they undergo professional testing and diagnosis, “said Akpek.

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