Blindness is the inability to see. The person suffering from partial blindness faces the problem of limited vision. Symptoms of partial blindness are cloudy vision, tunnel vision, seeing only shadows, poor night vision, and an inability to see shapes, etc. Complete blindness implies total darkness, as the affected person can’t see at all. Legal blindness refers to highly compromised vision. A legally blind person can see only from 20 feet away. The following eye diseases cause blindness: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Retinitis Pigmentosa, Optic Neurit.
HOW IS BLINDNESS DIAGNOSED?
Ophthalmologists may perform a complete eye examination with the help of optical devices. He may also check on the symptoms, patient’s history and family history.
HOW IS BLINDNESS TREATED?
The various forms of treatment consist of measures like eye glasses or eye lens, surgery, and medication, depending on the cause of the blindness.
DID YOU KNOW?
There are many people with blindness, who, despite being significant visual handicaps, have had full lives, and enriched the lives of those who have had contact with them. Almost 80%-90% of the blindness in the world is preventable through a combination of education, access to good medical care, and provision of glasses.