Ophthalmologists' Occupational Health Hazards Scheme
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Assigned status Update Pending
Ophthalmology occupation is exceptionally prone to health hazards of various nature: ergonomic, infectious, allergic, stress-related, and psychosocial. In the follwoing table disease conditions, related agents, and hazards categories are listed comprehensively:
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