Richner-Hanhart Syndrome and visual ability

  • Aouatef Mahfoudh Departement of Occupational medicine; University Hospital of Mahdia, University of Monastir.
  • Ines Rassas Departement of Occupational medicine; University Hospital of Mahdia, University of Monastir.
  • Samah Mbarek Departement of Ophtalmology; University Hospital of Mahdia, University of Monastir.
  • Salma Kammoun Departement of Occupational medicine; University Hospital of Mahdia, University of Monastir.
  • Taoufik Khalfallah Departement of Occupational medicine; University Hospital of Mahdia, University of Monastir.
Keywords: visual impairment, nurses, richner hanhart syndrome

Abstract

Visual ability is required for a number of professional activities. In the health care setting, nurses are charged for multiple and varied tasks, some of which involve visual demand. We present the case of a nurse with a rare metabolic disease, responsible of a severe visual impairment that posed a problem of aptitude at work.

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(3)National Safety Council. Itasca, Illinois. www.pacificu.edu/sites/default/files/documents/VisionandWork.pdf

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Published
2017-11-17
Section
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