AAA Offers Home-Based Vision Test for Senior Drivers

Home-Based Vision Test for Senior Drivers
The American Automobile Association (AAA), as part of its "Lifelong Safe Mobility" initiative, has developed a first-of-its kind tool to help seniors self-assess their visual acuity and other abilities important for safe driving.   Roadwise Review: A Tool to Help Seniors Drive Safely Longer, is a CD-ROM that measures visual acuity, head/neck flexibility, short-term memory and five other physical...
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New Glaucoma Surgery Approved

On October 1, 2004, the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new surgical procedure for glaucoma that is faster, less invasive and safer than current surgical procedures.   The new procedure - called transciliary filtration (TCF) - reduced pressure inside the eye by creating a tiny opening, or micropore, in the sclera and underlying ciliary body to allowintraocular fluid to escape t...
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Computer Vision Syndrome

Computer Vision Syndrome
Using a computer has become a normal part of life for most Americans.  Consider these statistics: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 50 percent of all workers in the United States use a computer at their job. According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), about 90 percent of children and adolescents ages 5 to 17 use computers at school or at home. ...
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