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Living With Diplopia

One of the consequences of my car accident, 33 years ago, is the fact I sustained eye damage from my head hitting the dash and then going through the windshield. This resulted in a damaged nerve and weak muscle in my leg eye.

Due to this, I have lived with diplopia (double vision) for this entire time period. Only ten years ago did I find out that there was a prism available for eyeglass lenses. (I wear glasses). The good part about it is, I know what makes the symptoms worse. So, I avoid these triggers.

Upon recuperating from my car accident enough to where I could function in society, I went to an ophthalmologist about what to do regarding correcting my double vision. I was told that there was a surgery available. Good news. However, it consisted of cutting a healthy muscle in order to align my eyes. No so good news. I like to keep my healthy muscles.

This is a chapter excerpt from my upcoming book about living in a body cast for two years.

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2 Responses

  1. A body cast? That always makes me think of Raymond Burr in Rear Window……..and how unrealistic they presented his circumstances…..

    I need to read your whole story now!

  2. well i was feeling sorry to myself tonight as i go to bed to wake up for a 11am tkr revision surgery. but i feel alot tougher now knowing part of your life story. god bless you and your journey of life you continue to have and endure. you seriously are my rock at this point and time. take care. i will be in touch as soon as i can to let you all know how everything goes the second time around. aaahhh!

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