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Document ID (ISN)50468
CIS number 88-1728
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 1988
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gobba F.M., Broglia A., Sarti R., Luberto F., Cavalleri A.
Title Visual fatigue in video display terminal operators: Objective measure and relation to environmental conditions
Bibliographic information 1988, Vol.60, No.2, p.81-87. Illus. 31 ref.
Abstract Female (28) and male (16) CRT data-acquisition operators in Italy were subjected to ophthalmological examinations. A questionnaire was administered to determine prevailing subjective ocular symptoms and discomfort. Workplace illumination, luminance and constrast between text and screen background were determined. In 10 (26.3%) subjects significant myopisation was observed. A significant correlation between reported eye discomfort, ocular asthenopia and myopisation existed. Illumination level, luminance and contrast were found to be of great importance for visual symptoms: neither asthenopia nor myopisation occurred at adequate lighting and contrast conditions.
Descriptors (primary) visual function disorders; visual display terminals; visual fatigue
Descriptors (secondary) Italy; contrast; luminance; luminance measurement; artificial lighting; vision tests; light measurement; conditions of work
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Lighting, colour and vision
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Office work
Visual display terminals (VDTs)
Diseases of the eye and vision damage