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Document ID (ISN)70192
CIS number 97-1972
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Nakaishi H., et al.
Title Pingueculae and pterygia in motorcycle policemen
Bibliographic information July 1997, Vol.35, No.3, p.325-329. 18 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) inflammatory diseases of the eye; police forces; motorcycles; drivers
Descriptors (secondary) airborne dust; Japan; face and eye protection; epidemiologic study; ultraviolet radiation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceJapan
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the eye and vision damage
Road transportation
Fire fighting, police, prisons and the armed forces