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January 1941

Valorización de las incapacidades en los accidentes oculares del trabajo.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1941;25(1):178-179. doi:10.1001/archopht.1941.00870070192029

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This paper is a contribution to projected reforms in the laws governing workmen's compensation for injuries to the eyes in Argentina. The authors advocate changes in several articles of the present rules for compensation and advise the inclusion of injuries to the eyes of foresters and agricultural workmen. They consider it fair to reduce the compensation 10 to 20 per cent of the normal when there was a previous disease in the injured organ or when the patient opposed the performance of a surgical operation which might have restored the functional capacity of the organ.

They believe that the use of preventive devices to avoid accidents, such as goggles, spectacles and screens, should be made obligatory to workmen. They admit, however, that some of these devices are not practical or comfortable and should be improved.

After an exhaustive study of partial or permanent disabilities by several authors (Magnus, Groeunow and

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