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Year : 1998  |  Volume : 42  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 29-33

Industrial ocular morbidity in a north Indian town.


Dr. R. P. Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, A.I.I.M.S, New Delhi

Correspondence Address:
J S Titiyal
Dr. R. P. Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, A.I.I.M.S, New Delhi

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A study on industrial ocular morbidity was carried out in 6 industrial establishments at Saharanpur. The mean age of the respondents was 35.3 years. 58.2% were regular floor staff. 10.6% professed suffering from an industrial ocular injury. 60% of these injuries were sustained by ocular metallic trauma. 51.9% complained of ocular symptoms at the time of the survey. The frequency of ocular complaints increased with age. The point prevalence of ocular morbidity was 746.03/1000 industrial workers. Refractive errors were the commonest ocular condition (56.7%) observed, followed by Trachoma (32.6%). The highest prevalence of morbidity was recorded among workers above 44 years. Clerical and managerial personnel had higher prevalence compared to other jobs. Only 3.6% of the floor workers were using protective devices while on the job.


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