What is Low Vision?
Low vision is poor or bad vision that cannot be corrected or improved with glasses, contact lenses, laser, medicines, or surgery.
What happens when you have low vision?
If you have low vision your everyday activities are affected like reading, writing, watching television, driving, and cooking. Because of this, independence is curtailed.
What can cause low vision?
Certain diseases can cause low vision. The most common ones that affect the central vision are:
Age related macular degeneration
Diabetic retinopathy with macular edema
Central retinal vein occlusion with macular edema
Other maculopathies or diseases affecting the macula
corneal opacities or scars
The ones that affect peripheral vision are:
When these diseases reach their end stage, you are left with vision that affects your function in daily life. And sometimes, nothing more can be done to treat the disease. However, LIFE DOES NOT END HERE. Remember, you are not blind. You are just seeing in a different way.