04.22.19

Older Drivers in UK Are Being Forced Off the Road as the NHS Rations Cataract Operations, Campaigners Warn

Source: The Daily Mail

Older drivers in the UK are being forced off the road by NHS cost-cutting that has resulted in the rationing of cataract treatment, according to a report in the Daily Mail.

Campaigners say that penny-pinching has led to a growing number of elderly motorists having to surrender their driving licences because cataracts have made their eyesight too poor to drive, but not bad enough to qualify for surgery.

Charities last night warned that thousands of pensioners, particularly those living in rural areas, were losing their independence along with their licences because they rely on their cars to shop and socialize. 

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