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A retrospective study reviewed medical records of military personnel who had participated in a vision readiness study the previous year. The review evaluated (1) the number of personnel who returned for an eye examination (as recommended), (2) the number of dilated eye examinations, (3) the number of optical devices ordered, (4) the number of patients… (More)
The restrictions on the central and peripheral visual fields, resultant from wearing a M17 series mask, were measured on a subject with normal field of vision. The results showed a decrease in visual field in all meridians, with the nasal area being the most dramatically restricted.
The U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy recently adopted the MCU-2/P Chemical-Biological Mask to replace the M17 series of protective masks. Visual field plots were generated on a patient wearing each of these respirators. Although both resulted in a decrease of the visual fields, the magnitude of restrictions was far less with the MCU-2/P Chemical-Biological Mask.
BACKGROUND Nonorganic vision loss (NOVL) usually refers to reports of acuity reduction, field constrictions, or both without any associated organic pathology. Regardless of the underlying cause, the primary concern of the eye care practitioner is to demonstrate visual potential better than suggested by the patient's subjective reports. CASE REPORT This… (More)
An 11-year retrospective study of ground eye injuries collected by the Army Safety Center, Navy Safety Center, and Air Force Safety Center from fiscal year 1988 through 1998 was performed. The statistics for eye injuries indicate that the average Army, Navy, and Air Force individual sustaining an eye injury is a 20- to 24-year-old man with a rank of E2… (More)
Army, Navy, and Air Force safety center ground eye injuries were evaluated from fiscal year 1988 through fiscal year 1998. The U.S. Army Safety Center data revealed that the average Army military eye injury mishap caused a loss of 6.1 days from work, at a cost averaging 9724 dollars. The U.S. Navy Safety Center data showed that the average Navy military eye… (More)