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An association with vision loss and vehicular crashes has been shown in older adult drivers.

Sims R, McGwin G, Allman R, Ball K, et al. Exploratory Study of Incident Vehicle Crashes Among Older Drivers. J Gerontol. 2000; 55(1): M22-7. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10719769

Reference

Title
Exploratory Study of Incident Vehicle Crashes Among Older Drivers
Publication
J Gerontol
Publication Date
2000
Authors
Sims R, McGwin G, Allman R, Ball K, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 55, Issue 1
Pages
M22-7
URL
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  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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