Low Vision: Let's share about coping day to day
Hello, I just joined. I have low vision due to glaucoma for over 25 years. I no longer drive, need extra light to read anything, and have a lot of trouble with glare. At age 38 in 1983 I was diagnosed with nuclear cataracts at Bascom Palmer and had natural lenses removed without implants due to young age. In 1988 and 1989 I had detachments in both eyes with buckle surgery. Then came the glaucoma. I’m now on 4 different drops – dorzolimide, combigan, lumigan, and rhopressa to keep pressure at 13-14. When the drops quit working, it will be time for more surgery to put in drains. At last visit to Bascom Palmer, they through GATT surgery would probably work. I have lost all central vision in left eye, and have just lower half of field left in right eye but still 20-40 with perfect lighting. I wonder if I can get an IOC thrown in to improve vision for my remaining 15 years or so?
Are there other members of this group interested in discussing “Low Vision” and what it means in terms of coping with day to day challenges as well and the underlying medical causes such as macular degeneration or long term glaucoma as in my case. Today I came across this interesting annoucement about an aware for research in the field of low vision: (Since I can’t post link here is the full title of article you can find via Google: ARVO Announces Oberdorfer Award for Low Vision Research Winner
Distinguished award presented to exceptional low-vision researcher “