Nancy, Jake, and friends,
I am still troubled by the downward gaze diplopia. The 1st surgery,
May 22,corrected direct gaze double vision,
but left me with downward gaze ddoubblee vvissionn. A 2nd surgery, July
16,had good effects for about 4 days, and the I lost whatever gain I had
made. Dr.talks about surgery on the other eye to try to bring some
balance to the muscles, the inferior rectus. I am not excited about it.
I went to see a recommended, highly regarded optometrist, but he was not
able to help with prisms. I have another contact to make,whom I hope will
help, a strabismus dr.
Jake, memory and mental processes have improved,but there is still
much to wonder about. Reading these stories helps me realize I am still
lucky or it is yet early in my Grave’s Disease (Spring 1994).
I have since learned that 4 aunts, my mother, and a cousin, all have
had Grave’s. I never knew of it till I heard it for myself!
Presently, I am having great difficulty with reading, dinner plate
distance; everything doubles up and gets in the way of each other. I
misjudge short distances constantly, looking down.
I will continue to research and check into options. I have learned, as
have many others on these pages,you can’t assume your doctors know or
tell you everything!