Should My Patient Be Driving: Addressing the Elephant in the Room

Bhavani Iyer

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Abstract

Objective: To educate Primary care optometrists, Geriatric Optometrists and low vision specialists about the multiple factors involved in deciding if a patient should continue driving. Driving is a complex function involving more than just vision and as Optometrists, we often face the need to advice patients regarding driving. Diagnoses causing issues with driving, size and location of scotomas, age, driving laws, bioptic driving, counseling on driving cessation, ethical issues and alternatives to driving will be explored. 

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Year: 2016

Program Number: LV162016

Author Affiliation: Univ of Texas

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Room: Ballroom D