Your brain is so fascile that you will learn how to compensate and overcome any sight impairment. The Bear will be great support.
So true. After losing my central right vision in '89, my brain "adjusted" my central vision so that I could still read. (Try looking at this page with just your left eye, then just your right, then just your left again. See how the page "jumps?") When it was thrown off again by losing peripheral in my left eye in '97, I adjusted agian. The doctor was AMAZED that I could read at all. He asked me how I did it so he could tell his other patients. I said I had no idea unless it was because I loved to read, and refused to give it up.
Course, I also loved to crossed stitch, but that didn't adjust so easily and my fingers got tired of putting up with the brunt of the pain due to lack of coordination!
The brain is certainly an amazing thing.
Boomer - Stem cells are doing great things with eyes. I'm just not sure it would work for my condition since the problem is new blood vessel growth that has to be shut down.
Steroids are another treatment possibility, but hey, I wouldn't wanna be called in for Congressional hearings!!!