A 26-year-old man from Qingdao experienced a retina detachment after spending too much time chatting with his girlfriend in the dark on WeChat. Yeah, this app truly does it all.
The local Chinese-language Qingdao Daily reported that the man began seeing flashes after spending long periods of time using the popular instant-messaging app at night. He went to see the doctor to ask about it, but it was too late, the retina in his left eye had already detached itself. Immediate surgery was necessary to restore the man’s eyesight.
That’s not the first time that a smartphone threatened one’s vision…bad news for the blogger-addicts here.
By Aliaume Leroy