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Question:
I went to the eye doctor and he told me I have 20/15 vision in my right eye but all I could see was movement/ motions in my left eye. I got shot with a bottle rocket back in 2000 and went blind in my left eye. I was told my retina was nothing but scar tissue and they said there was no way to fix it. I am trying to become a cop. Is it correct that there isn't any surgery available to help me see again?        

Answer:
Unfortunately, the type of retinal damage that you are describing is not fixable at the present time. In the future, technologies such as stem cells may provide a treatment, but this is still years away.

Answered by: George Williams, MDDr. George Williams

Categories: Eye Injuries

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