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Posted By: johnsimon
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Joined Date: 23 Jan 2019

It also depends on some factors which have been rightly pointed out already. Glaucoma patients reacts differently so each case is treated completely and yours may be completely different from another. 

Posted : 28 Jan 2019
Posted By: Sightline
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Joined Date: 20 Feb 2009
Hello Sharon. I am sorry for the delay in replying but I wanted to look into this. No we don't have any plans to challenge this as glaucoma reacts differently in different people. It can depend on many things eg. how long it may stay stable for. It makes a difference to when the glaucoma was first diagnosed and how advanced it was at this stage and the type of glaucoma. Also to take into account is how someone's eyes react to treatment and the success of that treatment.
Posted : 19 Sep 2018
Posted By: Sharon_D
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Joined Date: 6 Sep 2018
The DVLA under exceptional cases at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/visual-disorders-assessing-fitness-to-drive says "glaucoma and retinitis pigmentosa, would always be considered as progressive and so could not be considered as exceptional cases ". Since glaucoma patients can now be treated so that their condition is stable for many years are there any plans to challenge this?
Posted : 6 Sep 2018

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