An assessment of driving fitness in patients with visual impairment to understand the elevated risk of motor vehicle accidents

Shiho Kunimatsu-Sanuki; Aiko Iwase; Makoto Araie; Yuki Aoki; Takeshi Hara; Toru Nakazawa; Takuhiro Yamaguchi; Hiroshi Ono; Tomoyuki Sanuki; Makoto Itoh
February 2015
BMJ Open;Feb2015, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p1
Academic Journal
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