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Seeking Possible Treatments for blindness in one eye.

Hi everyone. I have been blind in my left eye ever since birth (that I know of) and have always been told that there is no treatment option. In the last few years, I have tried to find out exactly what has caused my blindness but few doctors/opticians seem to want to tell me anything, which is very frustrating. The most I have been told is that it's a neurological/lazy eye. The thing is, I have no 'squint' or anything so I appear normal to most people but I feel as if this condition has done nothing but hold be back my entire life and I'm DESPERATE to find some sort of treatment.

I'm 36 years old now but have been reading quite a bit about how certain conditions, previously thought not treatable in adults, actually are due to advances in understanding neuroplasticity etc. I live in the UK where socialised healthcare means doctors will not put much effort into helping people like me and I'm incredibly depressed about the thought of never finding a cure for this. I don't mean to complain as I know many if you here will have it much worse than I do -- I at least have vision in one eye so I am grateful for that -- I just feel like there is more that could be done and I'm struggling to find anyone who is even willing to talk about it.

I'd really appreciate any help anyone may be able to give. I see many people say they have lazy eyes that tend to wander but my left eye has never done that.

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Possible Treatments for blindness in one eye.

There is a great deal of work being done in the UK on how to treat various types of vision loss. You may need a specialist. The Royal National Institute for the Blind may be a good resource for you when seeking such vision specialists. They are a wonderful organization and may offer you many things you will find useful.

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