Journal article

THE ROLE OF EYE PROTECTION IN WORK-RELATED EYE INJURIES

LP FONG, Y TAOUK

Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology | ROYAL AUSTRALIAN COLL OPHTHAL | Published : 1995

Abstract

PURPOSE/BACKGROUND: A recent survey of general hospitals by the Victorian Injury Surveillance System found that ocular trauma represented 15% of work-related injuries. As circumstances surrounding occupational eye injuries have been poorly documented previously, their associations to occupation, industry and work-safety practices, including safety eyewear use, need to be identified to develop appropriate preventive strategies for high-risk groups. DESIGN AND SETTING: From a prospective cross-sectional survey of all eye injuries treated at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, work-related cases were analysed for demographic, occupational and safety eye-wear information. Hospital-based da..

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