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A 32-year-old member asked:

Are there treatments for vision impairment and blindness?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Of course: Many treatments including the provision of lenses, topical and systemic medications, laser treatment and a variety of surgical options can help many with lowered vision and even some that are apparently blind. Check with you ophthalmologist to see which of these is present if you are the patient.
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A 33-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: Vision impairment and blindness?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Lowered vision: Vision impairment is the condition in which the corrected vision does not equal normal. Blindness is a legal definition and may include 20/200 which is the limit for legal blindness in most States but there are various levels of blindness down to absolute blindness in which no light can be seen at all.
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