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Three years ago I had a retinal detachment in my right

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eye..by the time I saw...
Three years ago I had a retinal detachment in my right eye..by the time I saw the
Ophthamologist It had torn across the macula. They went in to fix the damage the next day.
Because it was nerve damage I was told my sight in that Eye won>t get better.. It's
like a scare... I miss my normal sight and gets frustrating ... my depth perception is off .
Any advances in this medical field for nerve damage.. thx Frustrated Ed..
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With good vision in only one eye your depth perception will be off. As you may have noticed, with time, you learn to use monocular clues to depth and get better at reaching out and picking that hot cup of coffee off the table.....

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Customer:

yes

Dr. Rick :

There is not anything yet to fix damage from a retinal detachment involving the macula or to repair optic nerve damage....sorry about that. Maybe in our Grandchildren's lifetime there will be something, but not anytime soon.

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ok.. thanks for your imput..

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My pleasure.

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would be with the Retina department at Wills Eye Hospital. You can find them on the web

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