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Transient Smartphone “Blindness”

Overview of attention for article published in New England Journal of Medicine, June 2016
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#9 of 20,087)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

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241 news outlets
blogs
14 blogs
twitter
591 tweeters
facebook
50 Facebook pages
googleplus
8 Google+ users

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mendeley
21 Mendeley
Title
Transient Smartphone “Blindness”
Published in
New England Journal of Medicine, June 2016
DOI 10.1056/nejmc1514294
Pubmed ID
Authors

Alim-Marvasti, Ali, Bi, Wei, Mahroo, Omar A, Barbur, John L, Plant, Gordon T, Alim-Marvasti, A., Mahroo, Omar A., Barbur, John L., Plant, Gordon T., Ali Alim-Marvasti, Wei Bi, Omar A. Mahroo, John L. Barbur, Gordon T. Plant

Abstract

Two patients presented with loss of vision after viewing a smartphone screen in bed in the dark. The cause appeared to be differential bleaching of photopigment, with one eye becoming light-adapted while the other eye (blocked by a pillow) became dark-adapted.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 21 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 4 19%
Student > Master 4 19%
Researcher 4 19%
Student > Bachelor 3 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 14%
Other 3 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 29%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 29%
Unspecified 3 14%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 5%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 5%
Other 4 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2437. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 10 July 2017.
All research outputs
#181
of 8,220,574 outputs
Outputs from New England Journal of Medicine
#9
of 20,087 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#11
of 264,416 outputs
Outputs of similar age from New England Journal of Medicine
#1
of 296 outputs
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