Being glued to your smartphone isn’t a new thing nowadays, but this practice can even make you lose your eyesight! That’s what it did to a 21-year-old Chinese girl from Shanxi province. She went blind in one eye after a 24-hour gaming marathon on her mobile phone, reported PTI. The girl was reportedly playing the multiplayer online game Honour of Kings when she suddenly lost vision from her right eye.
It was reported that she suffered from retinal artery occlusion (an uncommon symptom in the young) in her right eye due to which she lost her sight. Interestingly, she earlier had also visited many hospitals but none of them could diagnose her with this ailment until she was brought to a hospital in the city’s Nanchang province. Reports say that she suffered from the disorder due to severe eye strain. She lost her sight after an incredible marathon session, as her eyesight dimmed gradually before going dark completely.
The girl, a financial worker at a company in the city, said that she was addicted to the game and would sometimes play the game for seven to eight hours at a stretch without getting up, reported PTI. “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, the report said. “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.”
Meanwhile, Honour of Kings, a historical battle game owned by Chinese internet giant Tencent, boasts 200 million registered players on China’s mainland alone.