Having a sedentary lifestyle is known to have detrimental effects on your physical health and that includes your eye health.
Researcher at the department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Oslo
University Hospital wanted to analyze the link between sedentary behavior and dry eye disease in the general population. The researchers analyzed 48,418 people from the population-based Lifelines cohort study.
Those study participants answered questions about dry eye disease and physical activity within a general questionnaire between 2014 and 2017. A separate questionnaires asked questions about sedentary behavior between 2015 and 2019.
Researchers determined that greater sedentary behavior was linked to a higher risk of having dry eye disease among the study participants. And the association of having a sedentary lifestyle and dry eye disease remained even after researchers adjusted for almost 50 other conditions.
Being physically active did help to lessen the risk of dry eye disease and was found to possibly be a possible preventive factor against dry eye disease although causation could not be presumed from this cohort study.