Mama june legally blind

Mama June Is Legally
Blind! The Reality
Star Can't Get a
Driver's License
Because of Damage from
Childhood Cataracts

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Although we saw "Mama June" Shannon's "forklift foot" on Here Comes Honey Boo Boo last season, that's not the only long-term injury that the reality star is coping with.

The mom of four suffered from cataracts in her eyes when she was a child, and because they were not properly treated the effects were permanent. Although Mama June could certainly afford to have surgery now, doctors have advised against it. "She can't have surgery because they believe it could do more harm than good," a TLC rep explains.

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As a result, Mama June suffers from ongoing eye problems, including blurry vision. If you watch the show, you'll notice that she often has to hold her phone right up to her face in order to read texts. Because she's legally blind, she also can't get a driver's license.

It turns out that Mama June isn't the only member of the HBB clan to deal with major injuries. Daughter "Pumpkin," 12, suffered long term damage after being hit by lightning. Here's the full explanation of what happened by Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson herself.

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