i was diagnosed with retinal detachment at the age of 3 , im now 16 and im considering joining the armed forces the eyesight requirement is 6/60. i think i can make the grade even with the condition but my blind spot is in the middle of my eye and the rest of my eye is absolutely fine , i can recognize hand signs and small movements with it but i was looking at laser eye surgery to help me even more , but now that its been left for 13 years is it still fixable ? i think my retinal detachment is only partial.
Perhaps you had a detachment that was repaired but left a scar? I can't imagine that you were just left with a partial detachment for all these years - but you could have a significant condition that you are not telling me about. You need to see a retinal specialist to find out the current status of your retina - THEN you can start asking about what can be done. We just don't know your condition yet - other than what you said. Good Luck and I hope you can make it into the armed services.
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