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Will I be able to drive if I'm blind in my right eye?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Probably: You will adapt and you can get around but should be cautious and mindful that the field of vision on the right side is lost. It will be easier if the blindness you acquired was slow which allows for adaptation but will take a more cautious approach if the loss occurred suddenly.
Answered on Jul 8, 2014

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