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Definition of Legal blindness
Legal blindness: The criteria used to determine eligibility for government disability benefits and which do not necessarily indicate a person's ability to function. In the US, the criteria for legal blindness are:
Note that the definition of legal blindness differs from country to country and that the criteria listed above are for the US.
Last Editorial Review: 10/3/2012
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