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Document ID (ISN)66914
CIS number 96-1108
ISSN - Serial title 1120-2971 - Prevenzione oggi
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Pennarola R., Scarselli R., Bongiorno V., Iannuzzi G.
Title The visual apparatus and work with particular reference to video-terminal using activities
Original title Apparato visivo e lavoro con particolare riferimento alle attivitÓ con uso di videoterminali [in Italian]
Bibliographic information Jan.-Mar., 1994, Vol.6, No.1, p.41-55. Illus. 43 ref.
Abstract Seventy-four visual display terminal (VDT) operators were surveyed in Italy in relation to the action which dust and chemical, physical, biological and ergonomic agents may have on workers' eyes. The principal associated symptoms included: tired eyes, stress, psycho-social disorders, arthropathies. The detected vision disorders are the symptoms of a reversible dysfunctional state. Psychological aspects and disturbances of the locomotor apparatus are of notable importance in the studied sample. Medical surveillance is recommended for VDT operators on the accommodative function and on the structure of the anterior segment, using microbioscopic monitoring techniques. Psychological aspects of the work, including studies of the locomotor apparatus and environmental conditions, should also be conducted.
Descriptors (primary) visual display terminals; visual function disorders
Descriptors (secondary) stress factors; ergonomics
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Lighting, colour and vision
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the eye and vision damage
Office work
Visual display terminals (VDTs)