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I live in the UK and was diagnosed with glaucoma out of the blue 6 weeks ago. I am on Latanoprost eye drops, 1 per eye per day and will be reviewed in 2 weeks time. I duly reported it to the DVLA and my Insurance Company and was sent for an eye test by the DVLA approved screeners. I had no problem with the charts, reading all but the very bottom line and got 118/120 on the visual field test.
Imagine my shock when I had a letter this week saying my driving licence was withdrawn following a medical review as I had a condition that could affect my driving ie glaucoma. This despite the same letter saying I had passed the eyesight tests to drive safely. The only other medical conditions I have are high blood pressure, which I declared many years ago and got a certificate as fit to drive, Diverticular Disease and Pre-Diabetes, both well controlled by diet, and osteoarthritis in my hand and knee.
I was not called for a medical and checked my medical records online at my GP website. All my information was correct.
My question is "Has this happened to anyone else?" My cousin who's an Optometrist could only say that if it's not my eyes there must be another medical condition, but I can't think what. I know people with severe arthritis, heart conditions, diabetes or circulation problems who are still allowed to drive. Thanks
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