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Left eye vision disorder, cannot explain properly.

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Old 10-26-2012, 06:34 PM   #1
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Left eye vision disorder, cannot explain properly.

Hi, when I was about 8-10 years old I realised I had unusual vision in my left eye. I proceeded to see an optician to only be given glasses to try and strengthen my left eye. I wore glasses for about 2-3 years without any improvement to my vision. At this point I would like to describe the sight in my left eye. When both eyes are open I see forward only through my right eye but maintain peripheral vision in both. When I close my right eye I see a sort of blind spot (Very hard for me to explain), like a gradient from black to clear vision from the middle of my left eye vision towards my nose. It causes me to not be able to make anything out solely through my left eye when the right is shut. It has not caused me too many problems and every time I go to the opticians i simply get told there is nothing that can be done for my left eye (Typical NHS). But since I've been driving for 3 years I noticed the odd clipping of a curb or looking to the right and not being able to see what is left of me is a problem. Has anyone else experienced anything similar or know what my condition might be as no doctors can diagnose it?

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Old 10-27-2012, 03:33 PM   #2
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Re: Left eye vision disorder, cannot explain properly.

Adam, it sounds like you have a scotoma, a technical term for a blind spot in your vision. That's probably why you're clipping the curb - you don't see it.

Have you been examined by an ophthalmologist? I doubt an optician can properly diagnose the cause - they just fit glasses.

You ought to be checked out by an eye doctor to see if the cause can be determined. It may not be reversible but if you know the cause it may help prevent further vision loss.

Best of luck!

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