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Vision Loss (Definition)

Vision loss is where a person becomes unable to see to the extent that they were previously able. This can include a total loss of vision, a loss of visual acuity, or a loss of part ...Read more


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I'm blind in one eye, could I still be able to get into the marines?

I'm blind in one eye, could I still be able to get into the marines?

Blind/marines: I am sorry to say that to get in the marines you need good vision in both eyes, you will be medically rejected for sure. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be blind in one eye and still be an ophthalmologist?

Is it possible to be blind in one eye and still be an ophthalmologist?

Caution!: Ophthalmology requires incredible stereopsis for many tasks. The chairman of the department of ophthalmology at the time of my training did not have stereo vision. He could no longer do modern cataract surgery, in fact they were disastrous! yes there are sub-specialties within ophthalmology such as pathology, neurology, pediatrics where stereo vision is not as essential. ...Read more

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Can a person who is legally blind in one eye still drive?

Can a person who is legally blind in one eye  still drive?

Yes: Assuming vision is fine in the other eye either with or without correction, it should be permitted in your state. But important to emphasize that depth perception is impaired with unilateral vision, and coping skills need to be honed. ...Read more

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If you're blind in one eye, can you still become an ophthalmologist?

If you're blind in one eye, can you still become an ophthalmologist?

Would be tough: I suppose anything is possible but it would be difficult to perform a proper dilated exam since proper depth perception and "stereopsis" is necessary for this and is impossible with one eye. Surgery would also be very challenging. Still, sometimes with time people are able to adjust to the use of one eye and can do remarkable things. ...Read more

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Can you be blind in one eye but still have cranial nerve function in it, with eyeball moving as it used to?

Can you be blind in one eye but still have cranial nerve function in it, with eyeball moving as it used to?

Blindness: Blindness in the eye can be unrelated to the cranial nerves that move the eyes, so these nerves can be normal even if the eye is blind. ...Read more

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If I have glaucoma and blindness in one eye, is it still okay to have lasik surgery?

If I have glaucoma and blindness in one eye, is it still okay to have lasik surgery?

Probably not: Many doctors avoid elective eye surgery on monocular patients. Glaucoma is often bilateral condition and could develop later in your other eye. Increases your risks. In any event, it is a prudent idea for you to be wearing eye protection (glasses) most of the time to protect your only remaining eye. ...Read more

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How come i go blind in one eye for five minutes ?

Several options: You are a bit young for blood emboli but this is a possibility. You could be having migraines. It sound like vascular or nerve issues and if recurrent see your ophthalmologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I wanted to know is it possible to go blind in one eye?

I wanted to know is it possible to go blind in one eye?

One eye blindness: Yes it is - the reasons for blindness in one eye are many and may reflect a host of different issues. Its best to be seen by a neurologist for a complete exam so care may be guided for the problem at hand - blindness (or any other type of change in sight) which happens suddenly, needs to have an immediate evaluation - if this is the case, get to an er. ...Read more