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What will happen to my depth perception after an eye injury?

What will happen to my depth perception after an eye injury?

It depends: It depends on the severity of vision loss. If vision in the injured eye is poor then depth perception is lost and has to be "re-learned" by visual clues. If vision remains good in the injured eye or can be restored surgically, then depth perception should not be effected. ...Read more

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Dr. William Mathers
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Eye Injury (Definition)

An eye injury is a condition in which a person has some trauma to one or both eyes. Injuries include bruises around the eye, bleeding behind the cornea, dislocation of the lens, rupture of the ...Read more


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What happens to your depth perception after an injury in one eye?

Decreases: Depth perception is partially dependent on the ability to fuse an image with both eyes (stereopsis). After an injury that takes the sight from one eye, this will decrease, but you can still use other visual cues for depth perception. ...Read more

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Is depth perception affected by blindness in one eye?

Is depth perception affected by blindness in one eye?

Need two: True depth perception usually requires 2 eyes (same for 3d at the movies). People who only have vision in one eye compensate by being a good judge of size, etc. ...Read more

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Can you explain to me depth perception to someone with lazy eye?

Can you explain to me depth perception to someone with lazy eye?

Difficult: I am guessing you have normal depth perception (stereoacuity) but have a friend who has a lazy eye. They have good depth appreciation because they know the size of objects and can estimate distances. B ut they lack true depth vision and cannot use a stereoscopic microscope or properly view 3-d movies. For most purposes this is not a handicap and many do not even known something is missing. ...Read more

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Can depth perception be affected by partial blindness in one eye?

Can depth perception be affected by partial blindness in one eye?

Yes: If the loss in the one eye is central, eliminating or severely compromising that portion of the vision, then depth perception with be disturbed and may even be eliminated. ...Read more

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Help please! is depth perception affected by partial blindness in one eye?

Help please! is depth perception affected by partial blindness in one eye?

Yes: Depth perception, (stereovision) requires good input from both eyes. If one eye is severely blurred, true depth perception is not possible. ...Read more

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Could glasses help with depth perception? I squint most of the time. My vision is 20/30 in one eye and 20/40 in the other.

Could glasses help with depth perception? I squint most of the time. My vision is 20/30 in one eye and 20/40 in the other.

Yes: Stereovision (i.e., depth perception) requires good vision in both eyes and eyes that move/work together. The proper glasses can help with this. See an eye doctor. ...Read more

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At 3d shows, I notice the 3d effects maybe 2-3% of the time. The rest of the time, the picture looks the same with one or both eyes open. All the tests I've tried suggest stereoscopic vision/depth perception is fine ... so why can't I see 3d?

At 3d shows, I notice the 3d effects maybe 2-3% of the time. The rest of the time, the picture looks the same with one or both eyes open. All the tests I've tried suggest stereoscopic vision/depth perception is fine ... so why can't I see 3d?

Apparently about 10%: of people can not see in 3D. Because humans have both eyes in front, the possibility of having them work together to create depth perception exists. The fusion in our brains of two slightly different pictures from each of our "cameras"/eyes gives the sense of three-dimensionality. Lazy eye and strabismus are conditions that interfere with eye coordination. It can be corrected, esp in children. ...Read more

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What to do if i can only see out of one eye at a time, also it affects my depth perception. What is this called.?

What to do if i can only see out of one eye at a time, also it affects my depth perception. What is this called.?

Alternating strabism: this is termed alternating strabismus, a condition that dates from childhood. Because in this condition you see only out of one eye at a time, you cannot appreciate true depth such as you might find in a3-D movie like Avatar. ...Read more

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


Dr. Scott Goldstein
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Eye Trauma (Definition)

Eye trauma is a condition in which there is a physical or chemical injury to the eye. The injury may range from minor to very severe ...Read more