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Re: 20/200 vision what does this mean?
Posted By ShellyH on July 07, 1999 at 14:51:27
My daughter who has down syndrome has 20/200 vision in both eyes.  My ped. ophthalmologist has told us that she is considered legally blind.  What exactly does 20/200 mean?  What can she see?




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Posted By HFHS MD - NI on July 07, 1999 at 15:14:00
The easiest way to explain this vision is that she can se only at 20 feet what a normal person can see at 200 feet.  There are some complicated physics and optics to further explain it but this is the bottom line.
In many states 20/200 vision in each eye is the definition of legal blindness.
This information is for educational purposes only.










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