Posterior vitreous detachment and work efficiency: A case study

B. Piccoli, P. Troiano, S. Franceschin, F. Pierini

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The paper analyses a case report of a female worker whose job required prolonged near visual effort and who suffered from multiple ophthalmological disorders. The specific case of interaction between the visual apparatus of the operator and the tasks performed is discussed, with particular reference to the unstable compensation that different pathological disorders, when summed together, can produce, thus showing to subjects to lead a normal working and social life for long periods of time without any limitations and without any significant asthenopic symptoms. Because this compensation is unstable, it can unexpectedly be impaired due to the onset of diseases not involving the visual apparatus. The scientific literature was analysed in order to assess, at least approximately, the prevalence of clinical/functional situations identical or similar to the case described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)542-545
Number of pages4
JournalMedicina del Lavoro
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1995


  • posterior vitreous detachment
  • prolonged near visual work
  • work efficiency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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