|Document ID (ISN)||57962|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1877-7856 - Encyclopédie médico-chirurgicale
|Convention or series no.
||Fascicule 16534 C10, 1991
||Roquelaure Y., Efthymiou M.L., Penneau-Fontbonne D.
||Occupational optical neuropathies
||Neuropathies optiques professionnelles [in French]|
||Toxicologie-Pathologie professionnelle, 1991. 5p. 77 réf.
||As a large number of substances are potentially toxic to the optic nerve, the prevalence of occupational toxic optical neuropathy is underestimated. Diagnostic methods which allow the detection of subclinical optical neuropathies, such as colour vision testing, testing of contrast sensitivity and the registering of potential images, are reported along with the development and causes of such neuropathies. Occupational poisoning, currently an uncommon cause of such neuroropathies, may be caused by heavy metals, solvents, insecticides, cyanides, gases and other toxins such as amyl acetate. Prevention requires both technical and medical measures. Only four of the occupational optical neuropathies are compensated in France.
||visual function disorders; diseases of retina and optic nerve
||metals; cyanides; 3-amyl acetate; data sheet; organic solvents; encyclopaedia; insecticides
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||France|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the eye and vision damage