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 (#7 of 18,857)
  • 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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news
240 news outlets
blogs
14 blogs
twitter
590 tweeters
facebook
43 Facebook pages
googleplus
7 Google+ users

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mendeley
23 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.

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.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Canada 2 9%
Japan 1 4%
Unknown 20 87%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Postgraduate 5 22%
Professor 4 17%
Professor > Associate Professor 3 13%
Researcher 3 13%
Student > Bachelor 2 9%
Other 6 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 16 70%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 13%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 9%
Computer Science 1 4%
Psychology 1 4%
Other 0 0%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2428. 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 11 March 2017.
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#129
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Outputs from New England Journal of Medicine
#7
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Outputs of similar age
#7
of 256,591 outputs
Outputs of similar age from New England Journal of Medicine
#1
of 296 outputs
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