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A 35-year-old member asked:

What happens if you're blind can you get surgery to be able to see again?

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Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Depends: It depends on why you are blind. Best suggestion is to consult an ophthalmologist who should be able to answer your question after examining you.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

I'm just wondering, if you're blind can you get surgery to be able to see again?

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Dr. David Chandler
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Depends on cause: Some causes of "blindness" are treatable. One of the most common causes of worldwide "blindness" is the simple need for a glasses correction. Cataract can always be treated to restore vision no matter how severe, unless there are other additional eye problems. Some retinal and corneal causes of blindness can also be helped medically or surgically. An ophthalmic exam is needed to know for sure.
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