|Document ID (ISN)||75130|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Lin S.H., Lin C.P., Tsai H.Z., Ho C.K.
||Fungal corneal ulcers of onion harvesters in southern Taiwan
||June 1999, Vol.56, No.6, p.423-425. Illus. 17 ref.
||Fungal corneal ulcers related to agriculture have been reported throughout the world, especially in tropical areas. Most of them are sporadic and have histories of ocular trauma or use of topical corticosteroids and topical antibiotics. Five onion harvesters had fungal corneal ulcers during the same harvest period in Southern Taiwan. The authors think that this is the first report of a group occurrence relating to agricultural workers. Although all of the patients improved after medical and surgical management, their vision was greatly reduced. It is suggested that the tropical climate, the harvest procedure, the monsoon and the lack of eye protection all had a role. Therefore, the importance of the eye protection, hygiene education and improving medical care to reduce the occurrence of fungal corneal ulcer in agriculture workers must be emphasized.
||Taiwan (China); agriculture; corneal damage; fungi
||tropical climate; visual function disorders; keratitis; moulds; amblyopia; case study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Taiwan (China)|
|Broad subject area(s)
Diseases of the eye and vision damage