Driving, glaucoma, and the law

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6971.56 (Published 07 January 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:56

Regular checks on medical fitness to drive needed

  1. Nicholas P Jones,
  2. Janet Marsden,
  3. Jeffrey Kwartz
  1. Consultant ophthalmic surgeon Sister, ophthalmic emergency service Senior registrar in ophthalmology Department of Ophthalmology, Royal Eye Hospital, Manchester M13 9WH

    EDITOR,—Potamitis and colleagues draw attention to widespread ignorance about regulations concerning visual fields for driving.1 Because drivers are required to pass a visual acuity test as part of their driving test, however, most are aware of visual acuity as a component of visual function and of its relevance to driving. This does not necessarily imply greater compliance with the regulation …

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