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Do they 'see' what we 'see' when our eyes are closed? Do they not have a sense of sight at all? I searched a bit around the internet and couldn't find anything completely reliable.

...And we all know The Pit is a reliable source.
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#2
I think it is blackness with a few flashes of light here and there. But I have nothing to base that on so *shrugs*
#4
They don't see shit.
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#5


Just flashes I think.........The lucky bastards
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#6
My friend who used to be blind says he just saw extremely vague and fuzzy shapes/colors.
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My friend who used to be blind says he just saw extremely vague and fuzzy shapes/colors.


Used to be blind? What is he now?
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#9
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Used to be blind? What is he now?

Wait for it......


Not blind
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#10
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Wait for it......


Not blind


What did he do??? Finally wash your cum out of his eyes?
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#11
He had some kinda surgery when he came to the United States.
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#12
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Used to be blind? What is he now?

He now has bionic eyes and can see things in the ultraviolet spectrum now.
#13
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#14
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My friend who used to be blind says he just saw extremely vague and fuzzy shapes/colors.

IDK, but it sounds like he wasn't completely blind then
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IDK, but it sounds like he wasn't completely blind then


My friend at school was partially sighted and I helped out whenever I could, but the amount of times people would ask him "are you fully blind?", "can you see anything at all?" and my personal favourite "are you colorblind?" got annoying. Quickly.
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muledit: ^ Yeah that's fair enough, a distinction [for the sake of TS's question] must be made between being 'fully blind' and having 'partial sight'


According to the United States Congress, he was blind.
(B)(i) is a resident of the United States, and is either (I) a citizen or (II) an alien
Didn't expect that there...

But yeah, that's fair enough. I suppose that answers TS's question to an extent. It varies, being blind does not mean no vision at all, it just means having really poor vision.
Next question; what if they have no eyes?
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#20
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IDK, but it sounds like he wasn't completely blind then

You don't have to be completely sightless to be considered "blind" under the law, just have vision that's impaired beyond a certain point. 20/200 or worse apparently.
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#21
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Next question; what if they have no eyes?


I think then it would just be black.
#23
what about fully deaf people who have never heard a sound their whole life?
do they hear their own voice in their head when they think or do they see sign language in their head or wtf?
whenever i think i hear my own "voice" which is why i assume others do as well
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what about fully deaf people who have never heard a sound their whole life?
do they hear their own voice in their head when they think or do they see sign language in their head or wtf?
whenever i think i hear my own "voice" which is why i assume others do as well

I remember in class a few years ago, we talked about this and I was the only one who had like a strong internal monologue(like you have) and a lot of the other people (not deaf) actually saw symbols (i.e. letters and numbers) when thinking about stuff.
#27
I'd imagine so. They still have the parts of the brain that deal with sight, but no information is going into them.
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#28
Maybe it depends on whether they were born blind or not.
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#29
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I remember some blind guy telling he sees all white.


How does he know what white looks like?
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I remember some blind guy telling he sees all white.


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#32
There's different kinds of things that can cause different kinds of blindness. Optic nerve damage might produce blackness. I get bleeding into the eyeball that I can't see through, from high blood pressure, causing functional blindness, I can still see light through it, but can't read or see tv. This condition, for me, goes away with time and medication.
Lense damage like cataracks can cause blurring that makes you blind but with light. Retinal damage like macular degeneration causes tunnel vission blindness or uncorrectable vision problems. You can be technically blind but still see light through the bad eye. I know.
#33
Wow. I come back to UG after god knows how many years and what do I find but a blindness related thread. Awesome. The person who said it varies by condition is dead-on. I have an underdeveloped optic nerve so I can see light and some vague shadows (which incidentally allow me to chase you at close enough range; real fun).
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I remember in class a few years ago, we talked about this and I was the only one who had like a strong internal monologue(like you have) and a lot of the other people (not deaf) actually saw symbols (i.e. letters and numbers) when thinking about stuff.


So some people don't have an internal monologue. That would be so weird. Everything I think is in my voice.
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Do black people see blind people?
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#36
I actually have quite a few blind friends. What they "see" all depends on the actual level of site they have.
I will go through some of the different conditions with just the first initial of the friends name.

R;
Has a degenerative disease, he can't see anything unless hes at kissing distance, other then that it's all one big blur. So he has some sight, but is still legally blind.

A;
He can see only shapes, light and shadows and thats about it.

V;
Has only light perception. She can see when you turn on the lights, and when her eyes are closed and thats it.

and Finally theres A;
She had cancer of the eyes as a baby and the doctor removed her eyes. She uses prosthetics, and she literally sees nothing, not even black. We will never understand this "nothingness" just like she will never understand color.

There are many different levels of blindness, just as many as there are ways to lose ones vision. One thing you may find surprising is that many of these people still play video games, of course with help from someone who is sighted.
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#39
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Do they 'see' what we 'see' when our eyes are closed? Do they not have a sense of sight at all? I searched a bit around the internet and couldn't find anything completely reliable.

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Sensory deprivation can't really be described as sensing anything, which is why it would be so disorienting to someone who had that sense before.
#40
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I'm pretty sure they don't see black. They don't "see" at all.


Nobody sees black.
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