Saturday, May 26, 2012

Session 34

Extending fusion and accommodation exercises in terms of distance, speed and flexibility. General energy levels are picking up and I try to take care of my eye movements ALL THE TIME. I don't stress about anything else and try to take quality of eye movement over quantity. Little things are changing without me noticing... Feeling more comfortable doing some things, being less defensive although I am still very cautious about not overdoing things. The only things I need to put in this mix is time and effort...

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Session 33

Fusing bigger objects from a wider distance. Some other regular exercises, one of which walking over the rail with the different kinds of prism glasses. Again the effect of this exercise was greater on me: I got very dizzy and if it weren't for the familiar environment I would get very scared. This kind of anxiety haunted me a lot the past few months because it makes you feel so helpless in an unstable world. It means however my eyes are being used more for balancing which is good. I'll just have to go through this transition phase :)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Get emotional

Don't inhibit your emotional responses. Inhibiting your emotional response to stimuli also lowers the value and bodily resources poured into ones response to the stimulus. In short, get emotional

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Strabismus is less a problem to be cured than a problem to be controlled

Surgery's lack of success in achieving good binocularity and the troubling trend of repeated surgeries and recurrance of the strabismus has predicably lead surgeons to have low expectations of the the results of strabismus surgery. In a recent journal article, one surgeon noted that "strabismus is less a problem to be cured than a problem to be controlled, with the minimum number of surgeries": Simon, John W. Complications of strabismus Surgery. Current Opinion in Ophthalmology. 2010. 21: 361-366.

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Friday, May 4, 2012

Session 32

Two interesting events.
- We were doing fusion exercises of the following kind:

Two of those rope circles approaching and moving away from each other, and me fusing. Doing this for a while and then the optometrist asked me 'now touch the charts with your finger'. I reached out but the chart was further than I thought so I missed. It felled like when you are climbing the stairs and you thought it was just one step higher so you almost trip because it ain't there. Well, the chart wasn't there. I had to reach further. This doesn't really seem like a big deal but it means however I'm starting to have a sense of depth, even though it's no real stereo vision yet.

- They have a series of four different prism glasses, shifting the images on your retina and desorientating me. I put on one pair, walk accross the room on a wooden girder. Then repeat with another pair... All four of them. I did that every session, so 32 times. But the last two times after I did it I started really tripping and the world was shifting. This is a good thing, meaning my brain is taking more consideration of visual info instead of merely ignoring it for balance purposes. Yay!