Patients need more informationBMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6971.56a (Published 07 January 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:56
- B O Adegbehingbe,
- C Williams,
- D L Easty
- Honorary clinical assistant in ophthalmology Research registrar Professor of ophthalmology University Department of Ophthalmology, Bristol Eye Hospital, Bristol BS1 2LX
EDITOR,—T Potamitis and colleagues found that 83% of patients with glaucoma who were drivers had not informed the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency of their diagnosis.1 We have conducted a study in which the agency's criteria for visual fitness to drive were applied to a group of patients with glaucoma and to controls.
We examined 52 consecutive patients with glaucoma and 52 controls matched for age who had no evidence of sight threatening disease. A questionnaire on driving …