Impact of cataract surgery on motor vehicle crash involvement by older adults.

@article{Owsley2002ImpactOC,
  title={Impact of cataract surgery on motor vehicle crash involvement by older adults.},
  author={Cynthia Owsley and Gerald McGwin and Michael Sloane and Jennifer Wells and Beth T. Stalvey and Scott Gauthreaux},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2002},
  volume={288 7},
  pages={841-9}
}
CONTEXT Motor vehicle crash risk in older drivers is elevated in those with cataract, a condition that impairs vision and is present in half of adults aged 65 years or older. OBJECTIVE To determine the impact of cataract surgery on the crash risk for older adults in the years following surgery, compared with that of older adults who have cataract but who elect to not have surgery. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PATIENTS Prospective cohort study of 277 patients with cataract, aged 55 to 84 years at… CONTINUE READING

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