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GARCIA ALCOLEA, Eglis Esteban; GONZALEZ DERUVILLE, Gaspar; DESPAIGNE REVILLA, Magalis  y  RUIZ ALVAREZ, María del Carmen. Ophthalmic test for the procedure to obtain a driving licence in Santiago de Cuba. MEDISAN [online]. 2011, vol.15, n.3, pp.393-398. ISSN 1029-3019.

The experience gathered during the years 2003-2009 from the Municipal Committee of Ophthalmic Examination in Santiago de Cuba was assessed; this work group is settled in the Teaching General Hospital "Frank País Garcia" and evaluates the candidates for obtaining a driving license. In this way, the ophthalmic test to the presumptive future drivers involves great significance, so it constitutes a great responsibility for both, the doctor and the interested person, to carry out this ophthalmic examination with the required quality and periodically, to provide a major safety in the public highway. In the municipality of Santiago de Cuba, where wide practical knowledge on the topic and qualified human staff is stipulated. Good results have been achieved up to 2010 in Santiago de Cuba municipality where wide practical knowledge and qualified human staff exist; and this success was broaden to the other committees of the province, which has contributed to reach excellence on the services.

Palabras clave : ophthalmic test; visual acuity; driving license; motor vehicle drivers; traffic accident.

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