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Driver Licensing and Motor Vehicle Crash Rates Among Young Adults with Amblyopia and Unilateral Vision Impairment.

TitleDriver Licensing and Motor Vehicle Crash Rates Among Young Adults with Amblyopia and Unilateral Vision Impairment.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsBaker JM, Drews-Botsch C, Pfeiffer MR, Curry AE
JournalJ AAPOS
Date Published02/2019
Type of Articlejournal
ISSN1528-3933
Abstract

This retrospective cohort study investigated whether unilateral vision impairment (UVI) or amblyopia are associated with driver licensing and crash risk among adolescents. Electronic health records for New Jersey residents who were patients with the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's healthcare network were linked to statewide driver licensing and crash data. We compared young adults with a diagnosis of UVI and/or amblyopia to peers without such a diagnosis. Young adults with UVI or amblyopia were less likely to acquire a driver's license than those without these conditions. However, among licensed drivers, the risk of a police-reported crash was similar in all three groups.

DOI10.1016/j.jaapos.2019.01.009
Alternate JournalJ AAPOS
PubMed ID30769086