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Vision impairment and blindness are conditions in which a person cannot see well or see at all, even with glasses or contact lenses. If a person's best vision (with correction) out of either eye is only 20/70 - 20/200, he is impaired. If he can see no better than 20/200 or his visual field is no more than 20 degrees (severe "tunnel" vision), ...Read more
How can I stop worrying about having a disease that can cause vision loss or blindness (glaucoma). Dr says treatments may control it but no guarantee?
Support group: http://www.glaucoma.org/treatment/questions-and-answers-living-with-glaucoma.php. A reference for you. I recommend support group contact In your area: GOOGLE glaucoma support Groups & attend a social gathering of sim. Affected. I have found this particularly helpful. Remember that greater than 85% of affected people live well with glaucoma. You still have to be diligent with therapy & follow up. ...Read more
Protect eyes: Blindness occurs from trauma (wear safety glasses, avoid situations if possible leading to trauma — fireworks, accidents), from intrinsic disease such as retinal detachments or optic nerve problems, and vascular disease like diabetes. There are other causes, some inherited. Eat a good diet and have regular examinations by your ophthalmologist for the best protection. ...Read more
Not sure: You mean when you sit up suddenly after sitting? That's pretty normal. Otherwise, you need to speak to a doctor. ...Read more
Vision impairment: Occurring in childhoodGet a more detailed answer ›
Can you tell me if someone became blind during childhood, would they be able to remember what people's face look like?
Yes: People who become blind do not lose their memories. ...Read more
Noticed my eye pupil became white. A lil pain and discomfort. Was always nearly blind from childhood. Recently loss vision?
Loss of vision reflects the inability to perceive images. Such a phenotype can be due to occlusive or barriers to light (e.g. cataracts) through retinal alterations (e.g. wet macular degeneration) to optic nerve lesions (e.g. from a pituitary adenoma) to central nervous system ...Read more