Video display units and visual function

Mordechai Rosner, Michael Belkin*

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The widespread use of visual display units (VDU) in the workplace has engendered visual complaints and concern for workers' health and safety. The detectable levels of radiation emitted from VDUs have been well below safety levels and exposure to VDUs does not appear to cause any organic damage to the eye. However, visual disturbance and eye discomfort affects many workers using VDUs, and these symptoms may be alleviated by a number of measures, including proper diagnosis of pre-existing ocular problems, use of special eyeglasses, and correct arrangement of lighting and furniture in the work area.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)515-522
Number of pages8
JournalSurvey of Ophthalmology
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1989


  • cataract
  • ergonomics
  • eyestrain
  • occupational ophthalmology
  • radiation
  • video display terminal
  • visual display unit


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