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Eye symptoms and signs in buildings with indoor climate problems (‘office eye syndrome’)
  • C. Franck
  • Medicine
    Acta ophthalmologica
  • 1 June 1986
TLDR
The investigation proved that eye irritation associated with indoor climate problems can be related to objective pathological changes in the eyes as found in the dry eyes.
Eye irritation and environmental factors in the office environment--hypotheses, causes and a physiological model.
TLDR
An integrated physiological risk model with blink frequency, destabilization, and break-up of the eye tear film as inseparable phenomena may explain eye irritation among office workers in terms of occupational, climate, and eye-related physiological risk factors.
Prevalence of objective eye manifestations in people working in office buildings with different prevalences of the sick building syndrome compared with the general population
TLDR
The office environment (buildings and/or type of office work) promotes these objective changes accompanied by self-reported complaints as well as possible confounders, which explain the difference in prevalence of objective eye manifestations and complaints among the two populations.
Fatty layer of the precorneal film in the ‘office eye syndrome’
  • C. Franck
  • Medicine
    Acta ophthalmologica
  • 1 December 1991
TLDR
The results indicate that deficiency in available Meibomina oil is involved in the dry eye syndrome, found to be associated with eye irritation in the office environment and termed the ‘office eye syndrome’.
The modern office environment desiccates the eyes?
TLDR
The purpose of this overview is to merge knowledge within indoor air science, ophthalmology, and occupational health to promote understanding eye irritation symptomatology to help maintain a normal eye blink frequency to minimize alterations of the pre-corneal tear film.
A Study of Human Reactions to Emissions from Building Materials in Climate Chambers. Part II: VOC Measurements, Mouse Bioassay, and Decipol Evaluation in the 1–2 mg/m3 TVOC Range
Monitoring of human reactions to the emission of formaldehyde and volatile organic compounds (VOC) from four commonly used building materials was carried out. The building materials were: a painted
Foam at inner eye canthus in office workers, compared with an average Danish population as control group
TLDR
It is concluded that the decreased foam formation in the office worker constitutes a key symptom in the development of ‘office eye syndrome’.
Evaluation of Two Different Questionnaires used for Diagnosing Ocular Manifestations in the Sick Building Syndrome on the Basis of an Objective Index
TLDR
The study shows that data from two different questionnaires on self-reported ocular manifestations associated with the Sick Building Syndrome are reproducible and associated with objective dryness in the eyes.
Break‐up time and lissamine green epithelial damage in «office eye syndrome»
TLDR
The results indicate that the manifestation of dry eyes in office workers to a great extent is chronic and without seasonal variation, at least as long as the subject remains in the office environment.
A Study of Human Reactions to Emissions from Building Materials in Climate Chambers. Part I: Clinical Data, Performance and Comfort
TLDR
Lipophilic Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) may destabilize the lipid multilayer of the tear fluid, and this mechanism is suggested to be at least partly responsible for eye irritation.
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