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November 25, 1922

MAJORITY REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON ESTIMATING COMPENSATION FOR EYE INJURIES: SECTION ON OPHTHALMOLOGY, AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

JAMA. 1922;79(22):1843-1845. doi:10.1001/jama.1922.26420220005010a
Abstract

Section 1.  —The report of the committee deals only with the computation of compensation for loss in visual efficiency, the result of eye injuries.

Section 2.  —Compensation shall be computed upon the degree of loss in efficiency to those essential factors of vision capable of being measured: i. e., Factor A, central visual acuity for distance or for near; Factor B, peripheric vision, or visual field; Factor C, binocular single vision.1

Section 3.  —The total economic loss of the essential factors of vision of both eyes shall be considered as total permanent disability.2

Section 4.  —The total economic loss in one eye of Factor A, Factor B and Factor C shall be reckoned as 100 per cent. loss, entitling the injured to the full compensation awarded for industrial blindness or total permanent disability for one eye.The loss of Factor C with irremediable diplopia (Factors A and B

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