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Sat Aug 9, 2014, 08:21 PM

What it's like to go blind

This video is very close to my heart and elleng recommended I post it here. I have stargardts disease which is a genetic form of macular degeneration found in younger people. So my vision basically is similar to what this guy has and I know how he feels when going through lives my vision is 20/800 in my right eye and 20/600 in my left.
http://www.buzzfeed.com/keithhabersberger/what-its-like-to-be-going-blind?s=mobile

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Arcanetrance Aug 2014 OP
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Response to Arcanetrance (Original post)

Sat Aug 9, 2014, 08:42 PM

1. I had one extremely farsighted eye and one extremely nearsighted eye

The nearsighted eye went blind first and I can relate to his struggle talking to people (my farsighted eye started to focus at about 15 feet away, OK to drive, not OK for anything else), reading anything but the computer with text bolded, one letter at a time and making use of scroll + ctrl. It was still a massive struggle. I'm now 8 years out on a transplant plus a new lens and every day I am grateful to the incredibly generous family who signed the transplant forms after losing someone they loved.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 9, 2014, 08:45 PM

2. I'm extremely happy for you

Sadly there's no cure for stargardts yet but I hold out hope. I'm glad this video was made because I had friends and family always ask me what it was like and I could never give them a good point of reference or describe it I mean how do you describe something like that to someone who will never experience it.

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Response to Arcanetrance (Original post)

Sat Aug 9, 2014, 08:50 PM

3. My browser doesn't like buzzfeed for some reason

So here is a link to the youtube video.
I hope it helps people understand what vision impairment is about.
I wish you the best of luck fighting this disease.


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Response to 4now (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 9, 2014, 08:51 PM

4. Thank you for posting the YouTube video as well

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