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Would someone with hemianopia be allowed to drive?
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Risky
Hemianopia refers to a loss of the visual field entirely on one side (from both eyes) .
So if right sided, then nothing on the right is seen. In our traffic pattern, a right hemianopic could drive for limited purposes infrequently. Someone with left hemianopia cannot safely drive under any circumstances as most road hazards are from the left.

In brief: Risky
Hemianopia refers to a loss of the visual field entirely on one side (from both eyes) .
So if right sided, then nothing on the right is seen. In our traffic pattern, a right hemianopic could drive for limited purposes infrequently. Someone with left hemianopia cannot safely drive under any circumstances as most road hazards are from the left.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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