|Document ID (ISN)||104867|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Wolkoff P., N°jgaard J.K., Troiano P., Piccoli B.
||Eye complaints in the office environment: Precorneal tear film integrity influenced by eye blinking efficiency
||Jan. 2005, Vol.62, No.1, p.4-12. Illus. 152 ref.
||Based on a literature review, it is concluded that eye complaints due to precorneal tear film (PTF) alteration may be caused by thermal factors (low relative humidity, high room temperature), demanding task content (attention decreases blinking and widens the exposed ocular surface area) and individual characteristics (blinking anomalies, gland dysfunctions, use of contact lenses). These factors and conditions are able to progressively increase water evaporation and faster thinning of the PTF, which causes dryness and dry spot formation on the cornea, possibly followed by corneal and conjunctiva epithelial alterations and eye complaints. Another possible cause of eye complaints is the presence of certain irritating chemical compounds.
||humidity; inflammatory diseases of the eye; risk factors; office work; visual tasks
||literature survey; irritants; corneal damage; eye injuries; contact lenses; thermal environment; individual susceptibility
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Denmark; Italy|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the eye and vision damage