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New Claim For Loss Of Vision Due To Migrianes

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I filed a claim yesterday for loss of vision due to migraine blindness on the advice of my VSO and VA neurologist. I have read the below text from the eye rating but I am a little confused about how I will be rated. The VA Neurologist has clearly linked my condition to my existing service connected migraines and the VA eye doctor has linked my current loss of vision to the migraines. I have a feild of vision a kin to that of looking at the world through a straw, absolutely no pheriphal vision - left or right in the left eye whats so ever. My vision is limited to about a 15% field. Are there any vets out there that can help me or are there any vets that have had a C&P on this type of illness before?

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RATINGS FOR IMPAIRMENT OF FIELD OF VISION

Rating

6080 Field vision, impairment of:

Homonymous hemianopsia 30

Field, visual, loss of temporal half:

Bilateral 30

Unilateral 10

Or rate as 20/70 (6/21).

Field, visual, loss of nasal half:

Bilateral 20

Unilateral 10

Or rate as 20/50 (6/15).

Field, visual, concentric contraction of:

To 5º:

Bilateral 100

Unilateral 30

Or rate as 5/200 (1.5/60).

To 15º but not to 5°:

Bilateral 70

Unilateral 20

Or rate as 20/200 (6/60).

To 30º but not to 15º:

Bilateral 50

Unilateral 10

Or rate as 20/100 (6/30).

To 45º but not to 30º:

Bilateral 30

Unilateral 10

Or rate as 20/70 (6/21):

To 60º but not to 45º:

Bilateral 20

Unilateral 10

Or rate as 20/50 (6/15).

Note (1): Correct diagnosis reflecting disease or injury should be cited.

Note (2): Demonstrable pathology commensurate with the functional loss will be required. The concentric contraction ratings require contraction within the stated degrees, temporally; the nasal contraction may be less. The alternative ratings are to be employed when there is ratable defect of visual acuity, or a different impairment of the visual field in the other eye. Concentric contraction resulting from demonstrable pathology to 5 degrees or less will be considered on a parity with reduction of central visual acuity to 5/200 (1.5/60) or less for all purposes including entitlement under §3.350((2) of this chapter; not however, for the purpose of §3.350(a) of this chapter. Entitlement on account of blindness requiring regular aid and attendance, §3.350© of this chapter, will continue to be determined on the facts in the individual case.

6081 Scotoma, pathological, unilateral:

Large or centrally located, minimum 10

Note: Rate on loss of central visual acuity or impairment of field vision. Do not combine with any other rating for visual impairment.

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I would doubt you have a C&P. You have a nexus from two specialists in seperate but equally quallifing fields and the eye doctor will have irrefutable test results for field of vision. I couldn't guess on a rating but, look over the rating scale and decide what you deserve. Go untill you get it.

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hjunker-good to see you here.

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