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Ocular Fatigue: A Contributing Factor in Automobile Accidents

Ocular Fatigue: A Contributing Factor in Automobile Accidents This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract Publications by ophthalmologists in regard to safety for motorists have dealt principally with visual requirements of drivers. Ocular fatigue should also be considered as a contributing factor in automobile accidents, and means of decreasing it should be of interest to the ophthalmologist as a motorist. Automobile accidents account for over a million injuries and more than 38,000 deaths each year in the United States. No data have been found listing the eyes damaged or lost in highway accidents. However, it can be safely assumed that many eyes of the million injured have been ruined. This should be of concern to ophthalmologists. It apparently has not been appreciated how tiring and disturbing the rapidly repeated visual stimuli caused by long stretches of white guard posts, reflectors, and broken white lines on the road's surface can be, particularly at night. They also have a hypnotic effect on some drivers. Statistics published by http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Ophthalmology American Medical Association

Ocular Fatigue: A Contributing Factor in Automobile Accidents

Archives of Ophthalmology , Volume 68 (6) – Dec 1, 1962

Ocular Fatigue: A Contributing Factor in Automobile Accidents

Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract Publications by ophthalmologists in regard to safety for motorists have dealt principally with visual requirements of drivers. Ocular fatigue should also be considered as a contributing factor in automobile accidents, and means of decreasing it should be of interest to the ophthalmologist as a motorist. Automobile accidents account for over a million...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1962 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9950
eISSN
1538-3687
DOI
10.1001/archopht.1962.00960030725003
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract Publications by ophthalmologists in regard to safety for motorists have dealt principally with visual requirements of drivers. Ocular fatigue should also be considered as a contributing factor in automobile accidents, and means of decreasing it should be of interest to the ophthalmologist as a motorist. Automobile accidents account for over a million injuries and more than 38,000 deaths each year in the United States. No data have been found listing the eyes damaged or lost in highway accidents. However, it can be safely assumed that many eyes of the million injured have been ruined. This should be of concern to ophthalmologists. It apparently has not been appreciated how tiring and disturbing the rapidly repeated visual stimuli caused by long stretches of white guard posts, reflectors, and broken white lines on the road's surface can be, particularly at night. They also have a hypnotic effect on some drivers. Statistics published by

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Archives of OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Dec 1, 1962

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