|Document ID (ISN)||70192|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0019-8366 - Industrial Health
|Convention or series no.
||Nakaishi H., et al.
||Pingueculae and pterygia in motorcycle policemen
||July 1997, Vol.35, No.3, p.325-329. 18 ref.
||A study of 783 motor cycle policemen and 207 control indoor workers in Japan involved periodic eye examinations and recording of pingueculae and pterygia, thought to be associated with corneal and conjunctival microtrauma from exposure to sunlight and/or dust. The overall prevalence of pingueculae was 37.7% among the policemen and 30.6% among the controls. The prevalence of pterygia was too small to be analyzed. It is recommended that motorcycle policemen wear eye protection (goggles, face shields) to prevent the development of these lesions.
||inflammatory diseases of the eye; police forces; motorcycles; drivers
||airborne dust; Japan; face and eye protection; epidemiologic study; ultraviolet radiation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Japan|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the eye and vision damage
Fire fighting, police, prisons and the armed forces