Driving Habits in Older Patients with Central Vision Loss – Corrected Proof

Objective: To determine if central visual loss is associated with driving cessation, driving restriction, or other-driver preference.Design: Cross-sectional study.Participants: Sixty-four subjects with bilateral visual loss (<20/32 in better eye) or severe unilateral visual loss (<20/200) from age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and 58 normally sighted controls between 60 and 80 years of age.Methods: Participants self-reported driving habits. Other-driver preference was defined as preferring that another drive when there is more than 1 driver in the car. Subjects reporting 2 or more driving limitations were considered to have restricted their driving.Main Outcome Measures: Self-reported driving cessation, other-driver preference, and driving restriction.Results: Age-related (Read more...)

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