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Akiko Hanyuda, Kenya Yuki, Sachiko Tanabe-Awano, Takeshi Ono, Daisuke Shiba, Kazuo Tsubota; Driving habits and graucomatous visual field loss in Japanese population. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2018;59(9):3418.
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To evaluate driving habits and related baseline characteristics in relation to primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG).
All individuals were aged between 40-85 years old, who regularly drove over 1km during the year. We enrolled 217 POAG patients and 153 control subjects with best corrected visual acuity over 0.7 bilaterally from three institutes in Japan. Each patient was asked if he or she had avoided driving in the rain. The POAG severity was graded as mild, moderate, or severe on the basis of the Hodapp-Anderson-Parrish scale. Multivariable odds ratio (OR) and 95% confidence interval (CI) for POAG was obtained by utilizing logistic regression analysis. Corresponding estimates of severity of POAG versus controls were obtained.
22% (47/217) of glaucoma patients and 24% (35/153) of controls had avoided driving in the rain. Subjects who were reluctant to drive in the rain were more likely to be old and female, drive shorter distance, and have low visual acuity in both better and worse eyes. The likelihood of driving cessation in the rain was not statistically significantly associated with prevalence of POAG (multivariable-adjusted OR = 1.0, 95% CI = 0.60-1.66; P = 0.99). Similarly, there was no significant driving preference in the rain according to glaucoma severity in either worse or better eye MD (P > 0.30).
Our current data provided that glaucoma and glaucomatous visual field defects were not associated with greater limitation of driving in the rain. Additional studies were expected to investigate the association between driving habits and glaucomatous visual field change.
This is an abstract that was submitted for the 2018 ARVO Annual Meeting, held in Honolulu, Hawaii, April 29 - May 3, 2018.
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