Can i still have a driver license With Glaucoma

 

 

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 11/03/2014 - 09:45
Country
United States
Age
57
Gender
Male
Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?
No
Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye?

Glaucoma

Do you suffer from any diseases in the body?
No
Do you use any eye drops?

Eye Drops For Glaucoma

Do you use any eye drops?
Yes

Question

 

 

Hi,

Can i still get a drivers license with glaucoma? i really want to get it. I can still see am i able to get one

Thanks

 

Answer

Thanks for your Question

 

 

Many patients with glaucoma ask this question. There are minimum visual standards for driving and these requirements depend mainly on visual acuity and visual field.Visual acuity for distance should be good enough to enable the patient to see car plate at 20 meters.

Visual field is also very important.Visual field is the area of space that normal people can see. In patients with glaucoma, peripheral visual field is affected first and this restrict his side vision.

Horizontal visual field is very important in which it should be clear within 120 degrees and no significant field defect or restriction in the binocular(with both eyes) field within 20 degrees of center fixation either above or below the horizontal line.  

 

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