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

A team of researchers including PISC Senior Scholar Allison Curry conducted a retrospective cohort study investigating whether unilateral vision impairment (UVI) or amblyopia are associated with driver licensing and crash risk among adolescents. By comparing young adults with a diagnosis of UVI and/or amblyopia to peers without such a diagnosis, the study found that 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 crash was similar in all three groups.


 

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