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Yes your inerpretation is correct, unaided I see the same as the individuals with myopia of roughly -3. I have roughly the same prescription of -8 in both eyes. I and other individuals with myopia --- looked at some writing at far distances etc and this is how we determined that unaided I se the same as individuals with -3 myopia. When you say look at the back of the eye might be necessary -- please let me know exactly what kind of diseases can cause this situation. I noticed that you are not medical doctor. If you feels uncomfortable to respond please opt out.
I know the method is crude -- as we checked against several people -- and the conclusion is still the same -- I see the same unaided as people with -3 myopia. For the purpose of my question please assume that my conclusion is true. I do have a thinning of my retina (because of the other uncommon disease) -- how can this in itself cause the large myopia (as based on my knowledge the myopia is caused by the curvature of the lens) and second of all how can the thining of retina result in my vision being the same unaided as people with much lower prescription. I undersatnd though that large myopia can cause thinning of retina -- because of stretching. But not vise versa where the thinning of retina causes the myopia.
can you please opt out -- as i would like to get an opinion from another expert regarding my condition -- as I said I checked my myopic condition against other individuals including a person who is an MD (different field that opthamology). There is no question in anybody's mind who I checked against that unaided I see the same as a person with SUBSTANTIALY lower prescriprition than I. I suspected that I had this situation before -- as I would tell people that I can drive without glasses etc -- but only recently decided to do the "tests' aganst other individuals that confirmed my suspicion.