CHANGES TO THE EYE WITH AGE AND EFFECTS OF THESE ON VISION

ALTERSVERAENDERUNGEN DES SEHORGANS UND IHRE AUSWIRKUNGEN AUF DAS SEHEN

Individual parts of the eye such as cornea, chambers, lens, vitreous humour and retina undergo particular impairments with increasing age, and these may lead to visual disturbances and gaps in the visual field. Sensitivity to glare increases and dark adaptation, the light sensitivity of the peripheral retina, and readaptation after glare decrease. Acuity of vision is also subject to progressive decrease. At the age of 80 it still amounts to 47 percent. Over 80, driving aptitude is impaired because of physiological damage to the visual function, especially for journeys in bad visibility conditions such as fog or twilight. The need is for holders of driving licences to be checked by a doctor from the age of 60 upwards. (TRRL) covering abstract for the conference is IRRD no 311241.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Deutsches Gruenes Kreuz

    Schuhmarkt 4
    Marburg,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Hollwich, F
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • German

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  • Accession Number: 00315175
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM