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What's it like to be blind in one eye?
« on: June 21, 2020, 08:30:14 PM »
What would you 'see' out of your blind eye? How does it feel to live like this?

I'm not blind in either eye, thank God, so I wouldn't know.
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Re: What's it like to be blind in one eye?
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2020, 09:37:19 AM »
What would you 'see' out of your blind eye? How does it feel to live like this?

I'm not blind in either eye, thank God, so I wouldn't know.
I've had a series of surgeries on my eyes, ten of them on my right eye. That meant periodical bouts of gradual return of vision in that one. When I was bandaged up or had zero visual acuity I never "saw" anything out of that eye. The right eye is now my best eye, and I've offered it to the med school when I croak, so they can see what they did right, and what they did wrong.
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Re: What's it like to be blind in one eye?
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2020, 01:47:02 PM »
If only there was some kind of technology that could simulate monocular vision.

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Offline Baruch

Re: What's it like to be blind in one eye?
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2020, 01:59:38 PM »
What would you 'see' out of your blind eye? How does it feel to live like this?

I'm not blind in either eye, thank God, so I wouldn't know.

Had cataracts in both eyes, over 10 years ago, causing increased blurring.  Already had astigmatism in both eyes from Iris Coloboma.  Fortunately the eye surgeon gave me new plastic lenses behind my irises.  Because of age, my night vision is going bad, retina simply isn't that sensitive anymore.

So if you cover one eye, you lose binocular vision.  You can't judge depth, not that this is all that good in humans anyway, compared to eagles.  And obviously you lose half of your peripheral vision.

Take good care of your eyes!

Ha’át’íísh baa naniná?
Azee’ ła’ish nanídį́į́h?
Táadoo ánít’iní.
What are you doing?
Are you taking any medications?
Don't do that.

Offline aitm

Re: What's it like to be blind in one eye?
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2020, 12:28:44 PM »
Got drunk once...closed one eye...did fine...till I drove into a tree....nothing to do with alcohol I assure you.
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Offline Baruch

Re: What's it like to be blind in one eye?
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2020, 02:14:29 PM »
Got drunk once...closed one eye...did fine...till I drove into a tree....nothing to do with alcohol I assure you.

I like to imitate Popeye the Sailor Man, too ;-)
Ha’át’íísh baa naniná?
Azee’ ła’ish nanídį́į́h?
Táadoo ánít’iní.
What are you doing?
Are you taking any medications?
Don't do that.