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What do blind people see?

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Dr. Ray Oyakawa
Ophthalmology 47 years experience
Depends: Blindness is a general term. Legal blindness is a snellen visual acuity of less than 20/200 best corrected or a very small visual field. This is the big letter "e" on most charts. A person with absolute blindness can not see any light.
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Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Totally blind see nothing; near total blindness is light perception and hand motions vision. Any recordable vision is low vision: 20/2000-20/400 = profound; 20/200 - 20/100 = severe; and 20/80-20/50 = moderate. See color blindness, face blindness and others.
Mar 5, 2015

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