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If you're born blind can it be possible to gain eyesight from a person who has donated their eyes?

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

Eye Sight (Definition)

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


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My eyesight is -10.25 in both eyes. how bad is this? is this legally blind

My eyesight is -10.25 in both eyes. how bad is this? is this legally blind

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

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Can you regain your eye sight if you are blind?

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 more

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Is it possible for eye sight to worsen until you actually turn blind?

Is it possible for eye sight to worsen until you actually turn blind?

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 more

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Could a blind regain sight through an eye transplant?

Could a blind regain sight through an eye transplant?

Unfortunately not!: Although various parts of the eye can be replaced by human transplantation or implants (cornea and lens for instance), eye transplantation is not yet possible. ...Read more

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Can excessive masturbation cause loss of eye sight leading to blindness?

Can excessive masturbation cause loss of eye sight leading to blindness?

No: This is an "old wives tale" which comes up from time to time. There is no relationship between mastubation and eye sight level. ...Read more

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Can excessive masturbation causes loss of eye sight leading to blindness?

Can excessive masturbation causes loss of eye sight leading to blindness?

Masturbation-blind: No. This is a myth that many young people believe is true. Masturbation is normal and does not cause any risk to health. ...Read more

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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