A 36-year-old member asked:
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is being blind in one eye considered a disability or not?

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Dr. Paul Gilson
40 years experience Neurology
Visual loss: Probably not, be sure to get a visual field test and ophthalmology clearence before you drive.
Answered on Aug 12, 2012
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Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience Neurology
No: Blindness in one eye is not "statutory blindness" unless the other eye is really bad.
Answered on May 17, 2016

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Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
I would say so.: Disability is defined by the beholder. As far as you are concerned this is a real problem. Your insurer or employer may think differently.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Possibly: Your state has its own set of rules.Legal blindness is one criteria for disability, but this means poor vision in both eyes.
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Dr. Mitchell Vogel
29 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Most states require a level of vision and a certain level of visual field loss in order to be considered legally blind in both eyes. Ask an eye docto ... Read More
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Dr. Suman Das answered
53 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depends: All depend on the cause of your blindness.Some are trasient or temporary.Others are permanent.See an experienced ophthamolosist.

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