Primary Health Care: Open Access

ISSN - 2167-1079

Muhammad Wamiq

House Officer, Ophthalmology Department, Karachi Medical and Dental College, Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan


  • Original Research Article   
    Duration of Daily Digital Screen Time during Covid-19 and Its Ocular Impact on Children in Pakistan
    Author(s): Erum Shahid*, Uzma Taqi, Muhammad Wamiq, Uzma Fasih and Asad Raza Jafri

    Study Objective: To determine the duration of average daily screen time during the last 3 months of COVID-19 and its ocular impact on children all over Pakistan. Method: A prospective and Cross-sectional online survey conducted from March to May, 2021 included parents of children between 2 and 16 years of age with an internet access. A self-designed questionnaire on Google forms was sent online to see the average daily screen time and frequency of ocular symptoms among their children during COVID-19. Results: A total of 378 participants were selected by snowball sampling technique. Females were 200 (53%) and male children were 178(47%). Children between 7-11 years of age group were159 (42%). The majority of children spent 5- 7 hours and 8 – 10 hours on screen per day in the last 3 months of covid-19 i.e. 48% .. View More»

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