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      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!

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        It almost sounds like the doctor hasn’t waited for your eyes to
        stabilize before surgery. My eye doctor made me wait almost two
        years before they did strabismus surgery. My eyes had to be stable
        for six months without change before they would consider surgery. How
        long were your eyes stable before surgery. If the muscles are still
        swelling and scarring it is useless to do surgery unless the double
        vision is so bad it has to be done. Let me know how you make out. Try
        needle point. It really did help me and I have been singing it’s
        praises since. Keep in touch.


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