The vestibular system and vision

The vestibular system and vision

I've been reading up on the link between vision and the vestibular system. It's been quite instructive to say the least. Of course it's annoying not to be able to align the eyes and have double vision while reading etc... However, there's more. It's very interesting how compromised eye movements, in large part due to eye muscle surgery, and consequently a compromised Vestibulo-Ocular Reflex are likely to be the biggest source of disability and fatigue for me personally. When going beyond my relatively low visual endurance limit, the sensory conflict between the visual…Read more …
‘The ticking time bomb that split my world in two’

‘The ticking time bomb that split my world in two’

About a week ago me and a man named Ryan Brooks had a thought-provoking conversation on my Facebook wall.  I had just shared my latest blog entry 'The margin of error'. He commented "I always find your posts extremely interesting. I had a bleed in the brain stem which has left me with double vision. This is how I see now." That is not your every day Facebook comment but I knew the visual phenomenon he was talking about of course. As I'm always open to learning about how other people deal with…Read more …