Strabismus, visual field loss and visual-spatial neglect

Strabismus, visual field loss and visual-spatial neglect

"Right after I lost vision in my eye, I was so bad at walking that I ran into a girl eating ice cream, and knocked her cone out of her hand. She screamed: ‘Are you blind!?!?’ I turned to her and said: ‘I am blind actually, I’m so sorry, I’ll buy you a new cone.’ And she said: ‘Oh my God! I’m so sorry! Don’t worry! It’s no problem at all! I’ll buy another one.’ So we walked into the ice cream store together, and the clerk said: ‘I heard the whole thing.…Read more …
Session 75: Trusting yourself

Session 75: Trusting yourself

I had another training session on Tuesday. I did more 'feeling depth' in anaglyph pictures by reaching out for them with my fingers. It's very exciting how that keeps working. This practice also enhances physiological diplopia. That makes sense given that this ability is based on positioning your eyes correctly, seeing the object of interest single and everything after it double. When my hand is singled out and the object of interest is singled out, that's where it should theoretically be in space. It isn't really, because it's just an anaglyph stereogram of…Read more …
Setting goals for July 2015

Setting goals for July 2015

Much of VT comes down to setting small but attainable goals for yourself and then reaching them. Then doing that again, and again, and again. Three years ago a goal would be 'any reduction of the strabismus angle is a win'. The first two years I would systematically halve my strabismus angle until I saw my first single image in years. After that, I would have to solidify by increasing binocular motility and improving my vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) so single vision can be sustained while moving. That's what I've been doing the last…Read more …