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REGISTERED PARTIALLY SIGHTED

I have received my CV1 and am now registered as partially sighted .my score shows 6/24 in one eye which I understand and CF in the other which I do not can anyone tel me what this means.
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I'm so very sorry about your loss of vision.  FYI the 'CF' measurement stands for 'Count Fingers' which means you can see well enough to count fingers held up at a certain distance.  

For patients with vision so low they can't read a traditional eye chart, a relative scale of visual acuity was developed that is roughly as follows, from best to worst vision:  "counting fingers" (CF), "hand motion" (HM), "light perception" (LP), and "no light perception."

Please do explore some of the low-vision training and aids which are available.  I have an aunt who lost one eye in a car accident and is legally blind in the other (she is CF in the remaining eye from a retina detachment and cornea damage in the same car crash).  She has done wonderfully with training from a group called Lighthouse for the Blind (this is in the US but there are similar organizations in other countries).  

There are many electronic low vision aids available now as well - thank heaven for computers and modern technology to help patients stay informed and connected.  Wishing you all the best.
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The answer by flossy93 is correct.

Dr. O.
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