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Purpose: To analyze and describe the quantitative data of a specially designed well-structured questionnaire to survey the Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) among the medical students in Sohag University, Egypt.
Design: A prospective descriptive non-comparative cross-sectional study.
Methods: 100 medical students included in this study (50 males and 50 females). After explanation of the nature of the CVS to the medical students, they fulfilled a specially designed form for CVS survey which included 20 questions of high validity and reliability.
Results: The most remarkable result in this study was recording that 86% of the medical students sample was used to spend 3 hours or more on a daily basis thus were complaining of one or more of CVS manifestations. Dry eye, headache, blurred vision, eye strain, neck and shoulder pain, fatigue and eye redness were recorded in 28%, 26%, 31%, 16%, 24%, 21% and 15% respectively.
Conclusion: This study proved that CVS was a common syndrome that was simply misdiagnosed. Based on the survey performed in this study, 86% of the medical students were complaining of one or more of the CVS manifestations. This study recorded that dry eye, blurred vision, eye strain and headache were the most common CVS symptoms. This study recommended performing larger studies including many universities in Egypt, provided that the future studies should include both objective and subjective examination tools.