We examined 522 persons exposed to different types of non-ionizing radiation (UV, IR lasers) in the working environment.
The control group consisted of 250 persons.
The clinico-statistical analysis of occupational eye pathology depending on etiological factors, exposure time and age is presented.
Specific cataracts were found in 38.37% of electric welders and in 11.4% of metal workers.
The number of cataracts increased with exposure time and in elderly workers.
We also observed six macular incidents when working with lasers.
The results show the potential hazardous factors of the working environment and the corresponding eye impairments.
Mots-clés Pascal : Exposition professionnelle, Irradiation non ionisante, Rayonnement UV, Laser, Rayonnement IR, Cataracte, Fréquence, Epidémiologie, Médecine travail, Oeil pathologie, Cristallin pathologie, Segment antérieur pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Occupational exposure, Non ionizing irradiation, Ultraviolet radiation, Laser, Infrared radiation, Cataract, Frequency, Epidemiology, Occupational medicine, Eye disease, Lens disease, Anterior segment disease
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