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Question:
Can you drive a vehicle if you have wet age-related macular degeneration? Is it safe and legal?

Answer:
The determination of legality with regard to driving varies from state to state and is based on visual acuity and field of vision, not on diagnosis. There are many patients with age-related macular degeneration, either dry or wet, for whom it is both safe and legal to drive. However, it is important for you to discuss this with your physician.

Answered by: Paul Sternberg Jr., MD Dr. Paul Sternberg

Categories: Eye Diseases

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Answered: May 09, 2013

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