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March 12, 2011 06:28 PM

UPDATED March 12, 2011 06:29 PM

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  • Blinded temporarily by staring at your phone? There's a name for that

    Smartphone habits may force doctors to ask patients a few more questions when diagnosing vision or neurological problems. “I think if a person experiences a temporary loss of vision in one eye, that’s potentially a very important problem for which they should seek medical attention,” says Mayo Clinic neurologist Dean Wingerchuk. “But it doesn’t always mean there’s an abnormality.”