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Article
June 1950

Occupational Eye Diseases and Injuries.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1950;43(6):1135-1136. doi:10.1001/archopht.1950.00910011152021

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Abstract

This small book describes the practical medical aspects of occupational disturbances of the eye. It appears most suited to the needs of the industrial physician but should also be useful to ophthalmologists and to some extent to industrial nurses and social service workers. In a systematic manner there are discussed the characteristics of injuries to the eye from various forms of trauma, from chemicals and from radiant energy. The suitability of various degrees of visual acuity to types of employment is assessed, with special attention to monocular and blind workers. The influences of light and color and the use of ocular protective devices are described. The most significant aspects of these various subjects are succinctly presented, and the general descriptions are frequently illustrated by means of specific cases. Much is contributed to the general authoritativeness of the material by the author's first hand familiarity with the circumstances of industrial risks

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