Anonymous
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Dave, Dianne and Bruce,

Greetings. Hope this message finds you all well. Double vision is a pain
in the neck so to speak. My doctor in Miami told me after I was done with
my surgeries that they are glad I was willing to wait and do the surgeries
as they were needed. Some docs believe in treating the eye disease aggressivly
and sometimes it causes more surgeries. But the key is if they can make
the double vision bareable with prisms while you wait for the surgery. I
wore frunel press on prisms for about two years in different diopters until
my eyes setteled down. During this time I could not drive for long periods
until I got use to the the prisms. I have ended up with permanent double
vision after the orbital decompressions but I see well in primary gaze with
ground in prisms. I have ground in prisms (12 diopter, six base out in each eye)
and only see double when I try to look up and to the right. Dave you have
the worse problem with double vision in downward gaze. I know I look down
a heck of a lot more than I look up. Does make looking at traffic lights
interesting. I turn my head sideways and look left (now up) and I do get
some looks. I have to do the same thing in the store sometimes. My family
I love to go the the Florida Manatees base ball games and I now have to sit
behind the screen because I almost got beaned by a foul ball because I thought
it was about ten feet away while I was trying to look up and see where it was
going and it almost hit me square in the face. I guess my hope of catching a
foul ball from someone famous is over (unless I catch it with a body part and
they let me keep it because they feel sorry I had to go to the hospital to get
a eye put back in or something). But we do what we can and we press on.
Keep in touch and keep writing. Dave would you like me to ask my doc in Miami
for a reference for your city? I would be most glad to do that.

REgards,
Jake