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?
Detailed examination by an Optometrist helps to determine the cause and type of blindness. A series of tests is recommended to check the function of eye muscles, clarity of vision, and how pupils react to light.
HOW IS BLINDNESS TREATED?
There are many ways to treat blindness. The eye specialist may suggest usage of eyeglasses or contact lenses. A surgery may be advised in cases that require modifications. The doctor may prescribe medication as a part of the treatment. In cases of complete blindness, there is no treatment. However, by learning new skills like braille, one can have a new approach to life.
DID YOU KNOW?
People suffering from blindness have a very good ear for music and also are said to be good musicians