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July 22, 1933

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON COMPENSATION TABLES FOR EYE INJURIES

JAMA. 1933;101(4):279. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.27430290005011a

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Abstract

Your committee has continued its activities during the last year and is pleased to report increasing use of the method advocated by it for determining the visual efficiency of an individual following industrial injury or occupational disease of the eyes.

In reply to a letter of inquiry directed to the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions of the U. S. A., as to the uniformity of methods for evaluating visual efficiency following ocular injuries or occupational diseases, and as to how many boards and commissions utilized the American Medical Association committee's methods, the secretary replied (in part):

"Except in states where compensation for specific injuries is written into the statutes, I think all the states compute partial permanent (disability) on a percentage of total permanent (disability), and this would apply to eye injuries as far as I know.

"Economic blindness is construed as total permanent disability by a

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