Congratulations Cyrus and Ryan for your new lives together.
This past week I had a visit with my eye doctor.
The doctor had mentioned that the shape of the right peripheral field cut of my vision is due to the set of two nerves that connect to the eye were damaged. These two nerves has one within the other, one for center vision while the other is for peripheral vision.
I honestly have forgotten what the world looks like on my right side. I jokingly refer to people that the difference of my blindness is as if everyone else can see behind their heat and I couldn’t see without having to turn my eyes and or head.
I had spent some reading of how nerves are connected from the eye to the brain. The connections are quite intricacy and opposed to the direction they read, which is somewhat counter intuitive. The crescent shape of the field cut refers to damage on the nerves between the eye and brain. Apparently the core nerve is intact but its outer edge is damaged. I am not certain exactly were the damage was, if it was somewhere between the chiasma, the occipital lobe, or the nerve connection in between. What I do know is that the bleed damage was a huge area.
While the assentive glasses had helped me increase my peripheral, I found I was never able to wear the glasses for long periods of time. The decision was somewhat of a catch-22. Despite this, the doctor still believe that I had enough vision to try for a driving evaluation to attemp for a restrictive driving license.