Eye Care Expert Forum
my eye sight
About This Forum:

Our Ask-A-Doctor Eye Care Forum is where you can post your question and receive a personal answer from physicians affiliated with the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank Blank

my eye sight

I am suffering from eye sight problem since childhood. doctors says my optic nerve is dried out basically there is no blood circulation in it. Anyway, I could not get prescribed glasses for this reason.  I could not even apply for driving license.  as I could not read number plates beyond 5 meters. is there anything or who can help me. I am waiting for years now.
1731421_tn?1358826971
I'm very sorry for your difficulties. Is this condition in both eyes? I'll assume you have this in both eyes and it is probably called optic neuropathy or optic atrophy. The best thing you can do is get a good second opinion and seek the assistance of a "Low Vision" specialist. They can train you to see and feel the world more effectively.


Best wishes,
Timothy D. McGarity, M.D.
2 Comments
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
yes you have  got it right . thanks  for your answer . atleast  I know where to go. I will  try to find low vision specialist.
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
This Forum's Experts
233488_tn?1310696703
John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
Discover Vision Centers of Kansas City
Kansas City, MO
2078052_tn?1331936700
Doreen Fazio, M.D.Blank
Amerisight Institute and Valley Eye Center
Van Nuys, CA
1731421_tn?1358826971
Timothy D McGarity, M.D.Blank
Timothy D. McGarity, M.D. P.C.
Columbia, MO
711220_tn?1251894727
Ray T Oyakawa, MDBlank
Sharper Vision Centers
Torrance, CA
1573381_tn?1296151159
Houman Vosoghi, MDBlank
Valley Eye Center/Darin Eye Center
Van Nuys, CA
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank