ï»¿As I continued to receive more and more letters from people with prosopagnosia or topographical agnosia, it became clear to me thatmy visual problem was not uncommon and must affect many people around the world. Time will tell whether I am able to adapt to this new visual challengeor perhaps the hemorrhage will clear first and restore at least some peripheral vision to my right eye. In the meantime, I have a large nowhere in my right visual field and my brain, a nowhere of which I am not and can never be directly conscious. For me, people and objects continue to disappear into thin air or come out of the bluethese are no longer just metaphors for me, but as close as I can come to describing the experience of nothingness and nowhere. dreams and, ref 1 Zur, Dror, and Shimon Ullmann. 2003. Filling-in of retinal scotomas.Vision Research 43: 97182.