Everything needs to be done in moderation, even “good” things like dieting where going to the extreme could have the opposite effect. Needless to say that the same can also be said of playing video games where letting off a little steam is good, but too much can be a bad thing and can lead to disastrous consequences.

For example we’ve heard reports of how some gamers are so hardcore that they can’t bring themselves to stop, which in some cases has led to deaths. Over in China it seems that one woman has felt the nasty side-effects of playing too much games because the 21-year old who goes by Wu Xiaojing has reportedly gone partially blind after playing “Honour of Kings” on her mobile phone for an entire day.

The report claims that Wu was playing the game when she suddenly lost her sight in her right eye, and after being rushed to several hospitals, she was diagnosed with Retinal Artery Occlusion in her right eye. It is said that this is more common in elderly patients and could potentially lead to a permanent loss of vision.

Speaking to The Global Times, Wu said, “If I don’t work, I usually get up around 6am, have breakfast, then play until 4pm. I would eat something, take a nap, wake up and continue playing until 1 or 2am. My parents had warned me that I might go blind.” Staring too long at our screens isn’t a good thing and in recent times we’ve started to see more hardware and software makers introduce features to help reduce the “bad” aspects of our displays, like reducing or filtering the amount of blue light coming out of them.

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