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Infrared radiation and cataract. III. Differences between the two eyes of glass workers.

Authors
  • Lydahl, E
  • Glansholm, A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Acta ophthalmologica
Publication Date
Feb 01, 1985
Volume
63
Issue
1
Pages
39–44
Identifiers
PMID: 3993344
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In an epidemiologic investigation of the eyes of 209 glass workers with occupational exposure to infrared (IR) radiation and 298 non-IR-exposed controls, the two eyes were compared regarding the degree of lens opacities. The left eye was found to be the most affected in a significantly larger number of persons than the right in IR-exposed workers. The exposure to the two eyes was measured with a system of two pyroelectric radiometers monted in a face mask. The left eye was found to be exposed up to 2.3 times as much as the right in some working moments and never less. These results show a dose-effect correlation between IR-exposure and cataract.

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