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Vision and eye disorders 

Vision and eye disorders
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Vision and eye disorders
Author(s):

John Pitts

and Stuart J. Mitchell

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199643240.003.0009
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date: 20 November 2017

When considering the interaction of the visual system and the working environment, consideration should be given to the effect of vision on work and the effect of work on the eyes.This chapter is arranged in five sections. Part one introduces the main symptoms and functional effects of vision disorders. Part two reviews the main ocular diseases and uses a tabular approach to link the main symptoms of visual dysfunction to their effect on work—and the adjustments that have to be made as a result. Part three takes a brief look at visual ergonomics—including lighting, DSE, visual fatigue, and the employment of people with visual impairment. Part four reviews the commonest ocular hazards and toxins found in the workplace and eye protection. Part five is a brief introduction to ocular first aid in the workplace.

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