One view

Before, meaning my whole life, I had to chose between my left and right eye (alternate). The last five years, in a double vision situation, I would see both images but only one eye is really aimed at what I am trying to see while the other one is just bugging me with a floating image. The alternation was not that 'clean' anymore, right and left were getting jumbled up into something horrifying. Now that I am slowly adopting single vision I noticed that when I am aiming both eyes at the same…Read more …
The basal ganglia and what they do for you

The basal ganglia and what they do for you

There are many educational apps out there, but the best I've found for neuroscience is '3D Brain'. It's available for Android and iPhone. I love it. Brain structures that seemed of special interest to me are the basal ganglia. The basal ganglia comprise a group of structures that regulate initiation of movements, balance, eye movements and posture. They are strongly connected to other motor areas in the brain and link the thalamus with the motor cortex. The basal ganglia are also involved in cognitive and emotional behavior and play an important role in…Read more …

Session 41

Life after the zero degree angle. Since now I have a zero degree angle (aligned eyes) most of the time I can see a clear distinction between the time I am pointing my eyes correctly and the time I'm not. This is the 'advantage' of having double vision as opposed to suppressing the second image. Obviously I try to point my eyes properly as much as possible. The best way to achieve this is to sleep well, rest and not overdo anything. As is true for all strabismics things get harder by the…Read more …

Check-up 5 (After one year and eight months of VT)

Today was check up time! They measured the progress in numbers. Over this one year and 8 months I've come 14 degrees of difference initially to 8 and then 4, then 3 and now finally ZERO! This means most of the times my eyes are alligned. I noticed this before by intermittant single vision showing its head. Now it's official. :) Thing to do next is keep it up and automate it. Make this visual system more flexible untill ultimately 3D vision kicks in. 3D vision is the goal, it's the key to…Read more …