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Doctor insights on: Can T Be Possible To See After Being Blind

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Accidentally looked at the sun directly for a couple seconds. Can see fine, , just hurts a bit. Should I be worried about this? Don't want to blind.

Accidentally looked at the sun directly for a couple seconds. Can see fine, , just hurts a bit. Should I be worried about this? Don't want to blind.

Probably no harm: Very difficult to look at the actual bright sun without your eye unconsciously shifting its gaze so no damage occurs. Look up "Amsler" grid on the internet and see if your perception of the grid (following instructions) reveals any abnormalities (which I doubt). Probably nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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What do blind people see?

What do blind people see?

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. ...Read more

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What new discoveries help blind people see again?

What new discoveries help blind people see again?

Active research: Depends in part on the reason for the blindness. Electronic light detector arrays are in development for those with retinal light receptor degeneration such as retinitis pigmentosa. Stem cell work may be useful in time as ways to replace non-functional cells. Restoration of vision is an area of active research and new discoveries are widely publicized. ...Read more

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If you were born blind, what do you actually "see"?

If you were born blind, what do you actually "see"?

Nothing if total: A completely blind person, unable to see any light at all, does not develop visual input or perception. All of the other sensory inputs work hopefully but a truly blind person sees nothing. ...Read more

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Need help when people turn blind, what do they see?

Need help when people turn blind, what do they see?

Blindness: Most people who are blind have some vision but their vision is poor. Those people can see things. When someone has complete blindness, they have no vision at all. ...Read more

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Are blind people in perpetual darkness all the time or what do they see?

Are blind people in perpetual darkness all the time or what do they see?

Not really: Most blind people have some vision but it is impaired. When vision is missing, it is absent, not dark. Try this. Close your eyes and point your finger at an object. Now try to see the object with your finger. You can't. There is no sensation of vision with a finger. Blindness is like this. ...Read more

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What is the medical term for when your blind and can only see black and white?

What is the medical term for when your blind and can only see black and white?

Light perception: If the vision has dropped to the point that the eye can only detect light and dark, then we call that light perception only. We do discriminate in that some can tell what direction a light might be aimed at the eye and we call that light projection which is localization or directional sensitivity which indicates a little better function than light perception only. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I have had damage to my central vision for months. A colored ripply thing I can't see passed. The doctors am blind?

Can you tell me if I have had damage to my central vision for months. A colored ripply thing I can't see passed. The doctors am blind?

Decreased vision: You should have a retinal / macular exam by an ophthalmologist (MD) in your area. Possibly, you may have a macular bleeding situation related several systemic conditions. ...Read more

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I had a patch of grey that blinded part of my vision I couldn't see through it then it for smaller and disappeared. It had blue sparkles and red?

I had a patch of grey that blinded part of my vision I couldn't see through it then it for smaller and disappeared. It had blue sparkles and red?

Occipital migraine: You had an episode of occipital migraine. This is a benign event, although visually annoying which usually lasts 5 minutes up to 1 1/2 hours at worst. The cause is unknown but all will clear rapidly with no after effects. Most will get 1-3 of these in a lifetime. A few have them more frequently. These are nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Could blind people see their dreams?

Blind dreams: Yes, the vision center in the brain, whcih is where we see images, most often is still functional. So the blind may replay images seen prior to blindness over in their head. ...Read more

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Supposing you're blind can you get surgery to be able to see again?

Supposing you're blind can you get surgery to be able to see again?

Depends: If the cause of the blindness can be reversed by surgery, then you will improve your vision. If the cause cannot be surgically correct, or has severely damaged the eye and vision, then surgery may not be helpful. ...Read more

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What happens if someone was born blind can they see in their dreams?

Great question!: There's studies showing that blind people can 'see color' in their inner vision that's pretty accurate to how those particular colors appear to us, who can see. How is that possible? So, that's a great question. If they had vision, and lost it later, it's probably true they can see in their dreams. For those who never saw, it's a different question, as those neurons were never developed that way. ...Read more

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It's possible that "recently blind" people see things that they remember?

Blindness: Most people who are blind have some vision but their vision is poor. Those people can see things. When someone has complete blindness, they have no vision at all. These people cannot see anything, remembered or not. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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I see why the need for guide dogs to assist the blind, but why do some people in scooters have them?

I see why the need for guide dogs to assist the blind, but why do some people in scooters have them?

Different handicap: People in scooters are handicapped with an inability to walk or move. Some are blind but most are not. Dogs can be used for orientation but also can be a warning, or a companion, and some are trained to retrieve objects for their owners. So they are multifunctional - isn't that terrific? ...Read more

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Could you see the 2 in this color blind test?

Could you see the 2 in this color blind test?

If color normal: The tests are designed with little dots that are shaded along the axes of confusion for the color deficient. A color normal will see the indicated symbol or number while the deficient will miss it. ...Read more

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If you get blind and you can't see can you get fixed with a laser surgery?

If you get blind and you can't see can you get fixed with a laser surgery?

Depends on: What is causing the blindness. Most causes are not fixable with the laser. ...Read more

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Can't see. Due to haloes around lights. Is this some kind of night blindness?

Can't see. Due to haloes around lights. Is this some kind of night blindness?

Probably not: Night blindness (nyctalopia) is a deficiency in overall perception in dim light. If you have persistent haloes around lights at night it could be from corneal edema, cataracts or some defects in light transmission to the back of the eye. You should have your ophthalmologiist see you to sort this out. ...Read more

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I can't see well at night, but I can see very well during the day. Do I have night blindness?

I can't see well at night, but I can see very well during the day. Do I have night blindness?

Night blindness: Many people have more trouble seeing at night than during the day and have normal eyes. People with a small glasses prescription may not need it during the day, but the vision may be helped by using the prescription at night (driving, for example). Some people have trouble getting around in the dark, and have poor dark adaptation. It is possible that this could be from a retinal problem. ...Read more

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My eyes start to be blurry and I can't see a thing for 3-5 seconds after I watch tv. Am I going blind?

NO: When we watch tv, stare at a computer, or read, we do not blink as often as we should. This causes the eye to become dry and blurry. ...Read more

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What do reverse color blind people see?

Color blindness: There is no such condition as "reverse color blindness." the most common type of color "blindess" typically occurs in males. These people confuse red and green colors. In rare cases, people can be born with complete color blindness and only see colors as various shades of light and dark. In severe cases of color blindness, patients often don't see very well either. ...Read more

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What do blind people see when they dream?

What do blind people see when they dream?

It Depend the age of: Sight loss affected the visual quality of the subjects’ dreams. The study determined that people who go blind at age five or younger tend not to have visual dreams, whereas if blindness occurs at about age seven or older, chances are the blind will see some images. When people go blind between ages five and seven, their potential for dream sight could go either way. ...Read more