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Document ID (ISN)100782
CIS number 02-1762
ISSN - Serial title 0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
Year 2002
Convention or series no. DMT 90 TC 88
Author(s) Cail F.
Title Work on screens and dryness of the eyes
Original title Travail sur écran et sécheresse oculaire [in French]
Bibliographic information 2nd Quarter 2002, No.90, p.131-135. Illus. 31 ref.
Abstract The risk factors of visual fatigue during work on screens and the corresponding preventive measures are well understood. However, the preventive measures are not always implemented, no doubt because of the diversity of risk factors. Visual fatigue can appear in the form of physiological changes such as lengthening of the near point of accommodation at the end of the working day, or as complaints of ocular dryness. The objective of this review article is to highlight current understanding of the topic, based on a literature survey. Contents: description of the lachrymal system; methods for evaluating lachrymal secretion; work on screens and ocular dryness; causes of ocular dryness; preventive measures.
Descriptors (primary) France; eyes; visual display terminals; visual fatigue
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; visual comfort; ergonomics; humidity control
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Broad subject area(s) New technologies
Browse category(ies) Fatigue
Office work
Visual display terminals (VDTs)