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Oct 11, 2017 05:40 PM IST | Source:

Do you play mobile games for long hours? A Chinese girl just lost her sight doing that

The 21-year-old addict was reportedly playing the multiplayer online game Honour of Kings when she suddenly lost the vision from her right eye

A woman in her early twenties in China went blind after a 24-hour marathon gaming on her smartphone.

The 21-year-old addict was reportedly playing a multiplayer online game named Honour of Kings when she suddenly lost the vision in her right eye.

Her parents took her to many hospitals but no doctor could find out the reason behind the loss of sight. Eventually, she was diagnosed with retinal artery occlusion in her right eye at a hospital in the Beijing's Nanchang district.

Retinal artery occlusion is a condition associated with elderly people and rarely seen in the young, a doctor said, adding that the woman's blindness was most likely caused by severe eye strain.

She lost her sight after an incredible marathon session. She says her eyesight dimmed gradually before going dark completely, at which point she headed to the hospital.

In a report by South China Morning Post, the girl said, "On days when I have no work, I usually get up at 6 am, eat breakfast and play until 4 pm," she said. "Then I'll eat something, have a nap and play until 1 am.”

"Sometimes I would be so absorbed in the game that I would forget to eat, and not listen to my parents when they told me it's time for dinner."

The woman now regrets not listening to her parents and is still in the hospital where doctors are trying to save her vision.

(With inputs from PTI)
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