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ID (ISN) del documento27032
Número CIS 77-743
ISSN - Título de la serie 0004-1254 - Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju
Año 1976
Número de serie
Autor(es) Pleština R., Piuković-Pleština M.
Título The effects of pesticides on the eyes and vision
Título original Učinak pesticida na oko i vid [en serbocroata]
Información bibliográfica 1976, Vol.27, No.4, p.321-333. 67 ref.
Resumen The effect of pesticides on eyes and vision in humans and animals is reviewed. The literature is scarce and not easily available. Acute effects of pesticides are known, but possible delayed effects caused by prolonged exposure have received little attention. Some of the obvious visual impairments found in selected populations in Japanese retrospective studies indicated the existence of a special nosologic entity, Saku Disease. The number of examined subjects, their occupations, type and duration of exposure are plotted against ophthalmological findings. The most striking finding was visual field constriction. However, in most cases the methodology and conditions of the examination were insufficiently described. Clinical observations on the effects of anticholinesterase miotics used in therapy of glaucoma are also described. Dogs, rats and rabbits were studied to discover the effects of a given compound, but rarely to determine the mechanism of the eye impairment. The morphological findings or electrophysiological changes were nonspecific. Efforts to explain these findings have not been successful. Morphological changes and functional eye impairment in humans and animals are indicative, but not fully confirmative of the unequivocal effect of pesticides on humans.
Descriptores (primarios) trastornos de la función visual; ojos; efectos oftalmotóxicos; pesticidas
Descriptores (secundarios) revisión bibliográfica; efectos biológicos; investigaciones en el animal; hipertensión intraocular
Tipo de documento -
Tema(s) Sustancias tóxicas y peligrosas
Broad subject area(s)
Navegación por categoria(s) Diseases of the eye and vision damage
Agricultural chemicals