... hello, I am a 55 year old general surgeon who had a vitrectomy this week for a detached retina, without obvious vision loss.
I am recovering from that, with a sulfur gas bubble in place.
I wanted very general thoughts on my prognosis.
I have been very myopic since maybe age 6. I developed bilateral cataracts about six years ago, and had the r cataract replaced a year ago,... (3 replies)
... do the surgery. His last statement to me was, "impairment with no change, is positive news". I go back to see him next week, September 10, 2014. ... (27 replies)
... I have no depth perception, but it's never stopped me from playing tennis or driving a car. Only real problems I have are going up and down stairs. ... (38 replies)
... and i noticed that my vision was completely blurry. like when you go to the eye doctor and they put those drops in...I have no eye problems, i had the whole test thing done a few months ago. ... (2 replies)
... I have had this problem since birth, so I am used to the depth perception problem, and only rarely causes an problems. ... (38 replies)
... fine and you shouldn't be using a white cane. By all means, get a white cane if it will help. Anybody who has only one good eye is going to have problems with depth perception, but people with only one eye can still drive, so I'm just saying it's not legally blind. ... (38 replies)
... So what if your depth perception is so bad that you fall of of curbs & run into things constantly, what are you then? I've had people tell me I should use a white cane because of this & it would make life safer for me. (38 replies)
... depth perception problem. She told me that I was AT LEAST legally blind and should be carrying a white cane. ... (38 replies)
... This could be an indication if this supposed lack of depth perception is a problem or not. Have you gotten your eyes checked by a well reputed opthalmologist lately? ... (3 replies)
... My doctor has a projector snellen that goes up to 20/400 the huge "E" after that its CF(count fingers) then HM(hand movement) then LP(light perception)
You should see 20/800 in that -7 eye and 20/1200 in that -9 eye. Maybe a bit better depending on your BCVA among other factors.
"Snellen Estimated prescription
20/10 Plano (zero)
20/20 Plano to -0.25... (38 replies)
... Also my dad has a lazy eye, and has no depth perception but I still have perfect depth perception..? ... (16 replies)
... Yes, I do wear glasses (not right now though as I lost them & have no idea as to wear they are). I have actually memorized that in my doctors office the last symbol on every line of they eye chart is a number so, I can take the genral shape of the number and guess what it would be and be acurate quite often. :eek: I'm sure that would be considered cheeting but if you want true... (38 replies)
... Having always thought that "legal" blindness was 20/400 corrected vision (or worse), I did a little research.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 20/400 is the definition for legal blindness (rather than 20/200 used by the U.S. government).
My eyes have been about 20/600 uncorrected for a long time. Glasses were just a part of me, and I liked them (except... (38 replies)
... Sorry but I believe your dr is right. There is nothing they can do. I, too , have this problem, after a few eye surgeries, plus I really don't have much of any depth perception at any time. I had to give up driving at night about 18 yrs ago. ... (1 replies)
... What I meant was....you said when you cover your left eye you can see clearly.
The term legal blindness is used by the Internal Revenue Service and others to determine whether you are eligible for disability benefits or services. There are two definitions of legal blindness, depending upon whether you have lost central or peripheral vision. You are legally blind if central... (38 replies)
... I have no idea, I only know what I am told! ... (38 replies)
... I have shoddy distance perception. I always hear people say, "Oh, it was about 30 yards away" or whatever and I have no idea how they came up with that number. ... (2 replies)
... I CAN SEE DEPTH IN NORMAL T. ... (0 replies)
... nything out of side of my eyes.. I can not stand sunlight it feels like it is burning my eyes. I can not cope going from dark to light places, I also have barely no depth perception... ... (0 replies)
... and I can not afford to go back for further testing... so I am between a rock and a hard place, mean while my vision is getting worse, I can no longer see speed limit, can't look down a hallway or anything too far away, I have no depth perception, extreme fatigue, and trying to work a full time job. ... (4 replies)