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    Can I get disability for Glaucoma?

    Is it possable to receive Disability for Glaucoma

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    Help with your disability claim questions.
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    Glaucoma can occur when pressure builds up in the eye and there is damage to the retina or the optic nerve. Can you qualify for SSI or SSDI benefits if you have glaucoma?

    Vision loss can drastically affect a claimant’s ability to perform work or substantially reduce a claimant’s ability to function in a work environment. You could win disability for glaucoma in one of two ways.

    You may be able to win SSI or SSDI benefits for Glaucoma if you meet any of the following Social Security Administration’s Listings:

    Listing 2.02 Impairment of Visual Acuity. Vision in the better eye after correction is 20/200 or less.

    Listing 2.03 Contractions of peripheral visual fields in better eye.
    A. To 10 degrees or less from point of fixation; or
    B. So the widest diameter subtends an angle no greater than 20 degrees; or
    C. To 20 percent or less visual field efficiency.
    This is a measure of one’s peripheral vision. It is determined by a Peripheral Field Test. If you are having difficulty with your peripheral vision it is important to have this test to document the amount of peripheral loss you have.

    Listing 2.04 Loss of Visual Efficiency. The visual efficiency of better eye is 20 percent or less after correction.

    Listing 2.06 Total Bilateral Opthamoplegia. The loss of muscle function in both eyes.

    If your vision does not meet the listing for blindness as defined by the listing, you may still be able to win disability benefits if you can prove that your vision is so severe that you have no residual functional ability to work your current job, any job you have had in the past 15 year or be retrained for new work given your age, work history, education, or residual functional capacity to work.

    If you would like a disability attorney to review your claim you can fill out the FREE evaluation form and a disability advocate will call you to review your claim or you can call our office at 1-800-641-3759 to talk to someone now.

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