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Vision Impairment Studied

Both subjective and objective testing of chronic alcoholics during periods of abstinence for at least 24 hours indicated that they adapted much more slowly than normal controls in passing from light to darkness.

The study [was conducted] at the New Jersey College of Medicine and the Veterans Administration Hospital in Newark. N.J.

The damaging effects of alcohol intoxication on visual function are well documented [said Dr. Alphonso A. Cinotti, of the New Jersey group]. Among the visual effects that have been described, he listed diplopia (double vision), inaccurate... Login to read more
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