Driving and Age-Related Macular Degeneration

This literature review covers driving and age-related macular degeneration. Age-related macular degeneration is a degenerative eye disease that causes damage to the macula (central retina) of the eye. People who are affected by macular degeneration have problems reading, driving and performing activities that require clear central vision. The research was motivated by the link between driving and the quality of life of older adults, as well as their increased collision rate. The authors address the risk of crashes, driving performance, driving difficulty, self-regulation, and interventions to enhance safety. A final section offers suggestions for future research.

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  • Authors:
    • Owsley, Cynthia
    • McGwin Jr, Gerald
  • Publication Date: 2008-10


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01150415
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 9 2010 11:19AM