“How do you explain to friends and family that you are turning into a psycho because your eyes are changing?”

As strabismus is essentially a brain problem, it touches more than vision alone. During my research I found lists of symptoms which in hindsight all make sense, one being 'emotional problems and anxiety'. This is true and during therapy the changes in your sight and brain make this symptom even more apparent. Heather Essex Thomas put it in a very funny way: "So I am very excited about all the changes that have been going on. But I am being to feel very emotional and a bit unsteady. Not sure what to think…Read more …
Then there were two

Then there were two

A little while ago an American woman by the name of Heather Essex Thomas found out about this blog and we have been in touch. She is in her fourties and her last operation was 5 years ago. After the operation she experienced double vision for only a few days and went back to suppressing the second image. So contrary to my own case her suppressing system seems to be intact. She has been doing vision therapy for a few weeks now. Her progress seems swift. The changes have various effects on her…Read more …

Being sick

When you are really sick for a very long time most people will get fed up and walk away if it starts affecting their lives too much as well. You will get fed up even more, but the problem is you don't get to walk away...Read more …