Study type: Epidemiological study (observational study)

Some ocular symptoms experienced by users of mobile phones. epidem.

Published in: Electromagn Biol Med 2008; 27 (2): 205-209

Exposure

No exposure details are available.

Aim of study (acc. to author)

This survey was conducted in Turkey to detect possible ocular symptoms experienced by users of mobile phones.

Endpoint/type of risk estimation

Type of risk estimation:

Exposure

Assessment

Exposure groups

Group Description
Reference group 1 possession of mobile phone: < 2 years
Group 2 possession of mobile phone: > 2 years

Population

Study size

Type Value
Total 229
Statistical analysis method:

Conclusion (acc. to author)

64.6 % of the participants owned their mobile phones 4 years and longer.
Women reported significantly more inflammation in the eyes than men (30.4 % compared to 10.4 %). No significant differences of other ocular symptoms were observed between men and women. Mobile phone users possessing a mobile phone for more than 2 years reported significantly more blurring vision than users owing a mobile phone less than 2 years. The author concluded that there was no evidence that mobile phone use may cause redness, vision disturbance, secretion, inflammation and lachrymation of the eyes.

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