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Are you legaly blind when you have optic nerve atrophy?

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Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology

In brief: Optic atrophy

Legal blindness is usually defined by having visual acuity worse than 20/200 or loss of a certain amount of visual field (peripheral vision).
The legal definition can vary from one state to another. See your eye doctor for more information.

In brief: Optic atrophy

Legal blindness is usually defined by having visual acuity worse than 20/200 or loss of a certain amount of visual field (peripheral vision).
The legal definition can vary from one state to another. See your eye doctor for more information.
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
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Dr. Jack Sipperley
Ophthalmology

In brief: Not necessarily

Optic atrophy can occur from several etiologies that do not reduce the central vision to 20/200 or worse or severely constrict the visual field.
Those are the criteria that need to be met to consider a person legally blind.

In brief: Not necessarily

Optic atrophy can occur from several etiologies that do not reduce the central vision to 20/200 or worse or severely constrict the visual field.
Those are the criteria that need to be met to consider a person legally blind.
Dr. Jack Sipperley
Dr. Jack Sipperley
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