Accession Number:

ADA014856

Title:

The Longitudinal Health Study: Visual Characteristics of 750 Submariners

Descriptive Note:

Medical research progress rept. no. 4

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SUBMARINE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB GROTON CT

Report Date:

1974-12-19

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

A number of tests of visual health and ability are included in the ongoing Longitudinal Health Study of submariners. This paper reports on the findings to date on these visual measures for 750 submariners. The results show that the visual and ocular health of the men is good color vision, intraocular pressures, and artery to vein ratios in the fundus are all normal. On the other hand, the men evidence poorer acuity, more myopia, a tendency toward esophoria and less accommodative ability than is expected from population statistics.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE