Navigation Links
Drivers' Glaucoma May Boost Accident Risk
Date:11/12/2012

MONDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Drivers with vision loss caused by advanced glaucoma had twice as many vehicle crashes as people with normal vision when using a driving simulator, according to a small, new study.

Glaucoma is an age-related eye disease that affects peripheral vision. Drivers need good peripheral vision to keep up with traffic, stay in the correct lane, and see stop lights, vehicles and pedestrians, the researchers noted.

The findings from the study -- which included 36 people with advanced glaucoma and 36 people with normal vision -- suggest that people who want to obtain or renew a driving license should have to pass a visual field test to ensure they have adequate peripheral vision, the researchers said.

The study was presented Sunday at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology in Chicago.

"To help ensure everyone's safety on our roadways, we would like to create mandatory vision-testing guidelines for glaucoma patients," lead researcher Dr. Shiho Kunimatsu-Sanuki, of the Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine in Sendai, Japan, said in an academy news release. "We now know that integrating the visual field test into the requirements for a driver's license could save lives."

With proper care, many people with glaucoma can maintain a level of vision that would enable them to drive safely.

In the United States, visual field requirements for drivers vary from state to state. Twelve jurisdictions restrict licenses for people with visual impairments, and some states or territories require these drivers to install additional mirrors on their vehicles.

More than 2.7 million Americans aged 40 and older have glaucoma, which is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide, the news release noted.

Because this study was presented at a medical meeting, the data and conclusions should be viewed as preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal.'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Identifying Teen Drivers Curbs Crashes in N.J., Study Finds
2. Yellow lights mean drivers have to make right choice -- if they have time
3. Bus, Truck Drivers May Downplay Sleep Troubles
4. InsuranceCalculator.net Now Provides Competitive Car Insurance Quotes To Kansas Drivers
5. InsuranceCalculator.net Now Provides Competitive Car Insurance Quotes To Arkansas Drivers
6. New iTeen365 White Paper Identifies Dangerous Driving Distractions – Offers Solutions for Parents of Teen Drivers
7. InsuranceCalculator.net Now Provides Competitive Car Insurance Quotes To Kentucky Drivers
8. InsuranceCalculator.net Now Provides Competitive Car Insurance Quotes To Louisiana Drivers
9. InsuranceCalculator.net Now Provides Competitive Car Insurance Quotes To South Carolina Drivers
10. Breast cancers many drivers
11. InsuranceCalculator.net Now Provides Competitive Car Insurance Quotes To Maryland Drivers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Drivers' Glaucoma May Boost Accident Risk
(Date:4/24/2014)... A Finnish team of researchers was the first in ... which is a tumour of the jaw. , Ameloblastoma ... recur after treatment. Ameloblastoma is most often found in ... by surgery, often resulting in tissue deficiencies in the ... suitable drug therapy could reduce the need for surgery ...
(Date:4/24/2014)... the University of York reveals that a process that ... nervous system may also play a pivotal role in ... led by Dr Will Brackenbury, a Medical Research Council ... studied how voltage-gated sodium channels assist in the metastasis ... membranes of excitable cells, such as neurons, where they ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... SPOKANE, Wash.Researchers at Washington State University Spokane have ... are about to nod off behind the wheel. ... steering wheel movementswhich are more variable in drowsy ... to currently available video-based driver drowsiness detection systems. ... detect when a car is drifting out of ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... Ind. - Purdue University researchers have developed a way ... cell by using tiny gold particles with tails of ... of agricultural and biological engineering, used gold nanoparticles to ... as BRCA1 messenger RNA splice variants, which can indicate ... of these mRNA splice variants in a cell can ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... program could help doctors predict which patients might suffer ... , The program, which assesses brain scans using pattern ... and passport control, has been developed by researchers at ... by the Wellcome Trust, which used the software are ... , Stroke affects over 15 million people each year ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Breast cancer replicates brain development process 2Health News:WSU innovation improves drowsy driver detection 2Health News:Gold nanoparticles help target, quantify breast cancer segments in a living cell 2Health News:Airport security-style technology could help doctors decide on stroke treatment 2Health News:Airport security-style technology could help doctors decide on stroke treatment 3
... Ill., Oct. 1 Sysmex America, Inc. and ... of the,company,s new brand logo, said Kazuya Obe, ... Inc. The timing of this brand change,corresponds with ... Japan and,the company,s 40th anniversary. The new logo ...
... in-depth analysis, interactive toolkits with,solutions and recommendations ... million event reports, PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., ... regulations for the Patient Safety and Quality,Improvement ... organization that,researches best approaches to improve patient ...
... Researchers at the Farber Institute ... Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Jefferson ... awarded a $3.7 million grant from The National ... with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Barry W. ...
... in west central Africa between 1884 and 1924 at root, ... most pervasive global strain of HIV began spreading in humans ... , The research, which is published in the current issue ... 1884 and 1924, around the same time urban centers in ...
... American Journal of Gastroenterology Supports Non-Invasive ... Screening Option for Colorectal Cancer -, SAN FRANCISCO, ... will offer ColoSure(TM), a state of the art, safe, simple,and ... leading cause,of cancer-related deaths in the United States. ColoSure tests ...
... Dr. Gail Golab, head of the,American Veterinary Medical ... to achieve a top career goal -- to ... Dr. Golab earned her membership level credential in ... Chapter on July 3,2008. Australia is the only ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Sysmex Announces Brand Change 2Health News:ECRI Institute Unveils Comprehensive Patient Safety Organization (PSO) Services 2Health News:ECRI Institute Unveils Comprehensive Patient Safety Organization (PSO) Services 3Health News:Jefferson awarded multi-million dollar grant from National Eye Institute for new clinical trial 2Health News:HIV Outbreak Began Decades Earlier Than Thought 2Health News:DNA Direct Announces Availability of ColoSure(TM) Colorectal Cancer Screening Test 2Health News:DNA Direct Announces Availability of ColoSure(TM) Colorectal Cancer Screening Test 3Health News:Dr. Gail Golab, Head of AVMA Animal Welfare Division, Becomes First U.S. Veterinarian Credentialed in Animal Welfare 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... GENEVA, Ill. , Jan. 15, 2014 The ... a Medical Fitness Center by the Medical Fitness Association, ... centers to achieve their full potential. The Cadence Fitness ... in the western suburbs and second in the Chicagoland ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014 Reportlinker.com ... is available in its catalogue: ... – Worldwide Analysis http://www.reportlinker.com/p01957812/Insulin-Pump-Market--Forecast-–-Worldwide-Analysis.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Medical_Equipment_and_Supply ... Analysis Insulin Pumps ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Jan. 15, 2014  Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: ... applicable waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act ... tender offer by its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Sapphire Subsidiary ... common stock of Solta Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Cadence Fitness & Health Center Certified as Medical Fitness Facility 2Cadence Fitness & Health Center Certified as Medical Fitness Facility 3Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 2Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 3Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 4Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 5Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 6Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 7Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 8Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 9Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 10Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 11Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 12Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 13Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 14Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 15Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 16Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 17Valeant Pharmaceuticals Announces Receipt Of Antitrust Clearance For Its Previously Announced Acquisition Of Solta Medical, Inc. 2Valeant Pharmaceuticals Announces Receipt Of Antitrust Clearance For Its Previously Announced Acquisition Of Solta Medical, Inc. 3
... Mass., May 12, 2011 PLC Systems Inc. (OTCBB: ... today announced it will demonstrate its innovative new product, ... Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI).  More than 11,000 ... expected to attend this event, which will take place ...
... CVS Caremark was selected as one of 20 finalists ... Health Care Consumer Empowerment and Protection. URAC, the nation,s ... 12th Annual Quality Summit, October 4-6, 2011 in Chicago, ... Pharmacy Advisor program was selected by a distinguished panel ...
Cached Medicine Technology:PLC to Demonstrate RenalGuard® at EuroPCR 2011 2PLC to Demonstrate RenalGuard® at EuroPCR 2011 3CVS Caremark Named as Finalist for 2011 URAC Award for Best Practices in Health Care Consumer Empowerment and Protection 2CVS Caremark Named as Finalist for 2011 URAC Award for Best Practices in Health Care Consumer Empowerment and Protection 3
... Triage BNP Test is the first ... measuring B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) ,Cardiac ... in response to ventricular volume expansion ... of ventricular systolic and diastolic dysfunction. ...
... Building on over 20 years of ... platforms for the Life Sciences, the ... flexibility and possibilities for expansion according ... new easy-to-use software, Freedom EVOware, each ...
... (OSS) from Biomet Inc. offers the ... specifically for orthopaedic surgeons and oncologists ... their patients: significant bone loss, ligamentous ... arthroplasties, and multiple hip revision arthroplasties. ...
The generously sized STERILE VIEW Monk Hood from DePuy provides splash protection in the chin and neck areas from body fluids and liquids. Shoulder cut outs and ties ensure a comfortable fit. This pr...
Medicine Products: