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Partial loss of sight

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March 2022

Partial loss of sight - permanent and irreversible

Permanent and irreversible loss of sight and visual field, to the extent that even when tested with the use of visual aids, the visual acuity is less than or equal to 0.25 (6/24) in the better eye using a Snellen eye chart and the visual field in the better eye upon testing is reduced to 45 degrees or less of an arc, as certified by an ophthalmologist.

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Visual field in better eye updated to 45 degrees or less of an arc from 40 degrees.

 

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ACC

November 2015

Partial loss of sight – permanent and irreversible

Permanent and irreversible loss of sight and visual field, to the extent that even when tested with the use of visual aids, the visual acuity is less than or equal to 0.25 (6/24) in the better eye using a Snellen eye chart and the visual field in the better eye upon testing is reduced to 40 degrees or less of an arc, as certified by an ophthalmologist.