Blindness & Visual Impairment Support Group

Blindness is the condition of lacking visual perception due to physiological or psychological factors. This is the group to discuss living with blindness, sharing experiences, and for those that may be facing the prospect of a life without sight. Find support and answers among people who know what you're going through.

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  • livingly

    I'm worried I could be going blind

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    im worried I could be going blind. I'm worried about this because my vision has been continuing to decrease. I'm worried that if it keeps decreasing I'll go blind
  • NeedUrHelp

    Braille cards

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    Hi, I am not visually impaired but my boyfriend is blind. I wanted to get him a gift but I'm not really sure what. I mean I can think of some stuff but nothing that can make it personal like a card would do. Are there any cards in braille that I can get or like stick on letters or just something I can use to make him a card? Any suggestions are welcome. Thanks
  • swimmergirl247

    veteran blindee

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    Hi I've been severaly legally blind since birth. I don't use my left eye at all and my right eye has vision on the top left corner that cuts out at about 4 of 5 inchs for some detail and 1 foot for lossof all color and light. I use assistive tech, read braille (as well as print) and an expert at orientation and moblity, can use a white can and have worked with a guide/service dog for 8 years and...
  • Disenchanted

    Double vision

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    Would like discussion about pulsitile tinnitus accompanied with vision changes...While watching TV my eyes separate to double images...looking slightly  to theright  or left my vision is distorted....Any comments?
  • sharaninmd

    Looking for support and suggestions

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    I am currently blind in my right eye and have low vision in my left eye. I have extremely scarred corneas, therefore, I am at risk for losing more or all of my vision in my left eye. Much anxiety constantly worrying about my left eye as I would be totally blind if the eye worsens. This causes a of depression and anxiety. Trying to think more positive and be thankful for what vision I have,...
  • HI,Not sure where to start, but all my life I had trouble seeing, but it wasn't until 2 yrs ago after major surgery i noticed my vision going badly. I also had alot of trouble in bright light, and reading was hard. I went to my Opthamalogist and he was like , hmm I never noticed but you have a bunch of these things called "drusen" and you need to see a specialist. Well, I now see 3 specalists,...
  • skylar

    missed epidural ended up with dural tap then blood

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    I had a missed epidural on the 15th November 2016 to have my daughter and since then I have had numbness on my right hand side of my body which is now subsided. I also have lost some hearing and now have severe photophobiaand losing vision
  • WildFlowers

    Advise needed

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    Does anyone have advise how I can get my spouse to want to become more independent instead of relaying on me so much?
  • Kathy1234

    Friends,

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    I sure would enjoy hearing from one of youse. Ive wanted to talk to someone. Eye problems really suck. Its so hard to get used of the idea.
  • Georjay

    Asking advise for being more confident and happy.

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    Hi I'm new to this website.  My right eye is blind and my left eye vision is low due to retinal degeneration. I've been like this since birth though I'm very depressed about it especially when outside my house.  It's really hard to recognize faces and I can't approach someone unless they talk to me because I'm afraid that I might be approaching a wrong person. Right now I'm jobless and applying...
  • Kathy1234

    Help

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    i am new here. I have a condition where my retina sends a picture to my brain and my brain doesnt accept it. Therefore i see less all the time. Is their anyone else who has this problem or one like it? I am learning the ways to get around to do things and im trying to accept it but im having a few troubles and i need help to accept it.
  • hmmmingbird

    New and need some resources

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    My significant other recently had a flu shot, two days later he was in the hospital with optic neuritis, which is a rare side effect of the flu vaccine. Solumedrol gave him no relief. They tried again and he is tapering off prednisone now, but will probably not regain sight in that eye. Since the left optic nerve is connected to the right one, he has extreme light sensitivity and is wearing...
  • Sampow

    Dominant Optic Atrophy

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    Hi, I have been recently diagnosed with this condition & would like to hear from other sufferers.. 
  • Hi, I am new to this group. My mom was just diagnosed with wet eye mascular degeneration and it has been difficult for me as a daughter to know what to expect and how to prepare for the future. I am in panic thinking that she could go completely blind. Based on what I read and viewed on youtube, it seems that is unlikely to happen. I hope that is true. I was up last night worrying and worrying...
  • mtfuji

    Dorzolamide Timolol (Actavis)

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    I wonder if anyone else is using Dorzolamide Timolol (Actavis) 2 x a day for their glaucoma? If so, have you noticed the 10ml bottle never seems to last 45 days?