Our disability insurance lawyers have fought for clients suffering from eye related disabilities since 1979. We have the experience and knowledge to give you your best shot of receiving benefits if you legitimately qualify for them. Contact us if you are considering applying for disability benefits or appealing a denied disability claim caused by macular degeneration or any other eye related condition.
People suffering from macular degeneration may not be able to continue performing their job duties. Clear central vision is necessary for a host of daily activities including reading, driving, recognizing faces and doing detail orientated work. Some disability insurance providers will deny people the benefits that they legitimately need, or try to limit them to a few months. It is essential to work with a board certified ophthalmologist that will help with your claim for disability benefits. Our disability lawyers will work very closely with you and your ophthalmologist to present the best evidence possible in support of your claim. Since Macular degeneration is degenerative condition, most disability carriers will argue that you can still continue to work with the condition since you have been working for years with the same condition. This is a pathetic argument and one that we deal with on a daily basis.
Our Disability Lawyers Understand Why Macular Degeneration is Disabling
Macular degeneration is a chronic eye disease characterized by deterioration of the macula – the tissue in the part of your eye that controls your central vision. This eye disease typically has a gradual and painless development. For example some of the early signs can be generally hazy vision, a dulling in the appearance of colors and/or difficultly seeing in low light. As the condition progresses, patients experience a significant reduction in the sharpness of their central vision, as well as a blind or blurry spot in the center of their field of vision. In some cases visual hallucinations, known as Charles Bonnet syndrome, are also present as vision loss becomes more severe. We have represented numerous doctors and computer professionals that rely on accurate vision in order to perform their duties.
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Macular degeneration doesn’t cause total blindness, but impaired vision worsens a person’s quality of life by blurring or causing a blind spot in your central vision. We know what it takes to get you the disability benefits you have paid for. Contact our disability insurance attorneys for a free consultation in person, over the phone or via video chat.
Resources for Macular Degeneration
BrightFocus Foundation is a good source for more information on disabling conditions such as macular degeneration.
There are numerous charities dedicated to macular degeneration research, detection and treatment including American Macular Degeneration Foundation.
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