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Document ID (ISN)62164
CIS number 94-547
ISSN - Serial title 0025-7818 - Medicina del lavoro
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Author(s)
Gruppo italiano per lo studio dei rapporti tra lavoro e visione
Title The relationship between work and eyesight in preventive medicine: Initial guidelines for a correct ergo-ophthalmologic approach proposed by the Italian Working Group for the Study of Work/Eyesight Relationships - Part 1: Presentation; Part 2: Methods
Original title Il rapporto tra lavoro e visione sotto il profilo medico preventivo: Primi orientamenti per un corretto approccio ergoftalmologico secondo il Gruppo italiano per lo studio dei rapporti tra lavoro e visione (GILV) - Parte prima: presentazione; Parte seconda: metodo [in Italian]
Bibliographic information July-Aug. 1993, Vol.84, No.4, p.311-331. 146 ref.
Abstract This document, in two parts, was developed in view of the numerous and complex problems posed by modern technology with respect to the eyesight of workers. Part 1: past hypotheses about the possibility of serious eye damage in non-industrial workers; recent investigations of the short and long-term effects of office work (prolonged visual effort "at near point", the high prevalence of asthenopia). Three main guidelines are identified for correct ophthalmological assessment. In Part 2 emphasis is given to fact-finding inspections and the making of subjective assessments by occupational health physicians. An analytical list is provided of the parameters that the ophthalmologist should measure during eye examinations as well as the appropriate assessments that the occupational health physician should perform if an ophthalmological specialist is not available.
Descriptors (primary) visual function disorders; vision welfare services; medical supervision; vision tests
Descriptors (secondary) description of technique; Italy
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Lighting, colour and vision
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Occupational health services
Diseases of the eye and vision damage