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Posted by: Peter from Brisbane
03/07/2004, 16:31:20


Hello All,

I have read in a few posts that many BEB sufferers have real trouble with their PC monitors. My job requires me to look at my PC monitor for long stretches - sometimes 8 or 9 hours straight. This doesn't cause me too much of a problem. I do however use a notebook computer with an LCD display. I would be interested to find out if anyone else who has problems with their PC monitors have CRT (traditional type) monitors. I would also like to know if anyone who has had problems with CRT monitors and then switch to a flat panel monitor notices a decrease in blinking / spasms.

Regards

Peter




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Posted by: Joanne Matuzas
03/08/2004, 00:04:56


Peter, when my blephs started in late 1997, I was using a CRT
monitor at work and was having real difficulty with photosensitivity and blinking. I tried a glare filter,
and even purchased a cardboard type box that fit around
the monitor so it appeared I was looking into a tunnel.
None of this really helped. When I changed work areas, I noticed the boss had an LCD screen and I asked if I could use it temporarily to determine if it would alleviate my distress. It helped lessen my spasms and I attribute it to one of the reasons I am still able to function at work. I do happen to currently be one of the only employees with an LCD monitor and fortunately
the boss has not asked for it back. :-) I still have difficulty when using one of my co-workers CRT monitors. I have nothing but positive to say about the LCD monitor and highly recommend it. Joanne M. San Diego, CA



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Posted by: Kathleen
03/08/2004, 13:57:26


I have noticed less eye irritation with the LCD flat panel monitor I now have than I did with the CRT. I also have a lot of trouble with flourescent lights and especially the high pressure sodium lights that are often found in arenas.



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Posted by: pdb
03/08/2004, 15:33:20


I work with flat panel monitors with little or no trouble, but ahve trouble with TV and also interestingly enough with some flat panel screens on aircraft. Not obvious why that's the case, but it's true.



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Posted by: Linda Sue
03/08/2004, 17:17:38


I have a flat screen and have no problems looking at it, in fact when the spasms get bad I can usually control them by working on the computor and staring at my monitor. Strange but true. The only time that it doesn't hold true is if I'm tired.
Linda



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