What does it feel like to see clearly with both eyes? Is it worth it?
July 23, 2012 9:39 AM Subscribe
25 years later, what can I do with my once cataract plagued eye?
posted by xicana63 to health & fitness (4 answers total)
I was born with a cataract in my left eye. My lens was removed at 3 months and wore a patch over my right eye, as an exercise to put my left eye to work, for a few years until my parents couldn't take it anymore. Fast forward +20 years. I only see blurry color in my left eye with help from my right. If anything were to happen to my right I'd be legally blind.
So my questions : (Yes, yes YANMED)
- What are my options? Is there anything in modern technology of today that I can do to salvage my left eye to be able to see?
- Is there any point to really get it "fixed"? (Other than the fact that I am SUPER paranoid of something awful happening to my right eye, leaving me blind) Tell me your stories of living the cyclops way.
- I've never been able to see out of my left eye.. how does it feel?
Also just FYI - I have astigmatism in my right eye. Only recently have I started to wear a contact lens in it (yay! so cheap to have to wear only one lens! :P ) My Metafilter question really arose after I started wearing this lens and could finally see all around rather than seeing only through glasses. So I'm wondering what all I'm missing! Also .. I keep running into people more lately and seems my left eye is becoming weaker.