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Document ID (ISN)59661
CIS number 93-303
ISSN - Serial title 0025-7818 - Medicina del lavoro
Year 1992
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Scurti D., L'Abbate N., Capozzi D., Lofrumento R., Crivellini S., Ambrosi L.
Title Ocular hypertension in radiologists and radiology technicians
Original title Ipertono oculare in medici e tecnici radiologi [in Italian]
Bibliographic information July-Aug. 1992, Vol.83, No.4, p.330-337. 23 ref.
Abstract The incidence of ocular hypertension (OH), a condition that frequently leads to glaucoma, was investigated in 128 subjects occupationally exposed to ionising radiation (42 radiologists and 86 radiology technicians) and in 130 controls. The ocular tension in 33 exposed subjects, but only in two controls, was higher than the cut-off value of 18mmHg. The age distribution of those with OH was also different among the exposed population, with 13 out of 58 exposed workers in the 31-40yr age group suffering from the conditions (in the general population: 1.2% in the same age group). Radiology technicians had a higher incidence of OH than did radiologists. Gonioscopy showed pigmentary dispersion in the eye, particularly in subjects with OH, suggesting that OH might be due to mechanical obstruction of the channels for aqueous humour outflow.
Descriptors (primary) ionizing radiation; eyes; radiology; glaucoma
Descriptors (secondary) comparative study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Ionizing radiation
Diseases of the eye and vision damage