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Can you regain your eye sight if you are blind?
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Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Tal Raviv
Dr. Tal Raviv
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends on the cause
Reversible blindness occurs when the nerve and film layer of the eye are normally functioning but the window(s) of the eye (cornea and lens) become clouded.
If the nerve or retina are damaged there is less chance of vision recovery. Also, if the blindness has been present since birth and is not reversed until later in life, only a small amount of vision may recover.

In brief: Depends on the cause
Reversible blindness occurs when the nerve and film layer of the eye are normally functioning but the window(s) of the eye (cornea and lens) become clouded.
If the nerve or retina are damaged there is less chance of vision recovery. Also, if the blindness has been present since birth and is not reversed until later in life, only a small amount of vision may recover.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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