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Can You Regain Your Eye Sight If You Are Blind
Depends: The eye (like a camera) has many parts, blindness can result from disease to any of the parts. Some parts can be replaced such as the cornea (with a cornea transplant) or a cataract with a lens implant, so blindness due to corneal or lens conditions can be reversible. When there is severe damage to the retina or optic nerve causing blindness, reversing becomes more difficult or impossible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sight is the sum of the light receptive and integrative capacity of the eye including best vision, color vision, night vision, depth vision, field of vision and the ability to track objects in motion. An ophthalmologist can measure these and determine the function of ...Read more
If you're born blind can it be possible to gain eyesight from a person who has donated their eyes?
Unlikely: Most blindness at birth is from gross malformation of the eyes, serious defects in the nerve supply and major inherited issues. Eye donation is useful only to corrected corneal opacities and a few infants are born with only this problem but the others problems are much more common. Check with your pediatric ophthalmologist for the best forward pathway. ...Read more
Probably not: A level of -10.25 is highly myopic but if correctable to 20/20 with proper eyeglasses or contacts, then you definitely are not legally blind. Legal blindness refers to the best corrected vision/ not to the uncorrected vision. Your level of myopia is high but not extreme. Contact lens manufacturers pre-make soft lenses in the most common powers from 0.00 to -12.00. So they think -10 is common. ...Read more
Yes: There are many eye conditions that can cause gradual vision loss and ultimately lead to blindness. Some of these conditions are more treatable while others are less so. The common causes include diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and cataracts. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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