Patients need more information

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6971.56a (Published 07 January 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:56
  1. B O Adegbehingbe,
  2. C Williams,
  3. D L Easty
  1. 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 …

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