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Visual ergonomics and eye strain in eye careprofessionals
Karolinska Institutet.
Karolinska Institutet.
KTH, School of Technology and Health (STH), Ergonomics.
KTH, School of Technology and Health (STH), Ergonomics.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5338-0586
2012 (English)In: NES2012 Proceedings: Ergonomics for sustainability and growth / [ed] Ann-Beth Antonsson, Göran M Hägg, 2012Conference paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Eye care professionals spend many hours a day in darkness performing visually demanding tasks. A new eye hospital will be built in Stockholm 2018. The current lighting, logistics, and working conditions are analysed in a multidisciplinary project aiming to optimise settings in the new hospital. The main purpose of the present project was to study visual ergonomics and current eye strain in employees at an eye hospital. Ninety-six employees answered a validated questionnaire regarding their experiences of light, visual ergonomics and eye strain problems. Twenty-three radiologists and 14 paediatricians at a university hospital were used as comparison groups. Eye strain was common in all departments at the hospital but was significantly more common only among radiologists compared to paediatricians. Overall, women experienced significantly more eye strain than men.

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eye strain, daylight, eye care professional
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Environmental Health and Occupational Health
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-117353ISBN: 978-91-637-1150-3OAI: diva2:601718
NES Conference in Saltsjöbaden, Sweden, August 19-22, 2012.

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Available from: 2013-01-30 Created: 2013-01-30 Last updated: 2013-05-30Bibliographically approved

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