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I had the intial examination witht the doctor that works on one's optic nerver yesterday in Dallas, Texas.

I spent several hours doing a whole array of tests, one of which leads were attached to my head while I watched a screen blink and move.

The conclusion was only that indeed that my optic nerve is what is causing my vision problems. Until now this was only suspect and had not been confirmed by a doctor that that is schooled in the subject.

The next step is for me to have an MRI of the nerve, then with information obtained by that procedure the doctor will know what can be done and what can not be done.

The doctor implied that he was pretty certain that my vision problems could be reversed to some degree but until he sees the results of the MRI of course, he cannot predict what or suggest to what degree he can help me.

I will have wait a little longer,

Jerry
 

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Hope you can get the MRI done soon. Praying for you my friend.
 

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here's pulling for the best for ya Jerry...
 

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I am wishing the best for you Jerry. I to am having trouble with my eyes and as you know it's no fun.
 

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Hope you can get the MRI done soon. Praying for you my friend.
Thank you Frank, I have to wait for a week or so before scheduling the appointment due to my wife going with her daughter and granddaughter on trip to Hawaii for a week. I need her to drive me to Abilene to have the MRI done.

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Good luck Jerry.
 

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This is certainly ground breaking technology that I've never heard of till your other post Jerry .
Sure would be nice to see someone as deserving as yourself get this problem fixed ,or at the very least some improvement .
As I mentioned I have a corneal transplant and can't see so much as the letter E on an eye chart , so I can definately sympathize with anyone who has vision issues .

Crossing my fingers for you Jerry ;)
 

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6th facial nerve problems have been associated with herpes in the nerve shaft as it goes through the bone. I would also like to have them check to see whether such a thing has happened to your optic nerve. I would also like you to do a private consultation with a doctor in the Dallas area. His name is Charles Shidlofsky, and he is an optometrists specialized in neuro optometmetry. I don't know that he can be of specific help to you, but of all the eye doctors I know, he is most up to date on all the science. Let him know I suggested you speak with him and why. I think there may be something going on here that the ophthalmologists may not be checking. You can spend a lot of money on ophthalmological and medical testing with no result in the end. I think Dr. Shidlofsky is very practical in dealing with vision rehabilitation and the area of neuro-vision. I have no idea what he will say, but relying on only one specialty is always includes limitations. For example, take a car that is sputtering and misfiring to a transmission shop and guess what they will say. To a hammer, everything is a nail. My best.
 

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All the best Jerry.
 

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I had the intial examination witht the doctor that works on one's optic nerver yesterday in Dallas, Texas.

I spent several hours doing a whole array of tests, one of which leads were attached to my head while I watched a screen blink and move.

The conclusion was only that indeed that my optic nerve is what is causing my vision problems. Until now this was only suspect and had not been confirmed by a doctor that that is schooled in the subject.

The next step is for me to have an MRI of the nerve, then with information obtained by that procedure the doctor will know what can be done and what can not be done.

The doctor implied that he was pretty certain that my vision problems could be reversed to some degree but until he sees the results of the MRI of course, he cannot predict what or suggest to what degree he can help me.

I will have wait a little longer,

Jerry
Hoping for a good result for you Jerry.I would make an appointment with Tom's eye specialist if I lived in the States,in fact I'm sure I have heard of him before.Good luck from James.jj777746
 

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Got everything crossed here for you Jerry.
 

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Hoping the best, Jerry...
 

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Good luck with all of this jerry. It sounds like Tom may be on to something. I get the feeling that his first love was not woodworking.
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6th facial nerve problems have been associated with herpes in the nerve shaft as it goes through the bone. I would also like to have them check to see whether such a thing has happened to your optic nerve. I would also like you to do a private consultation with a doctor in the Dallas area. His name is Charles Shidlofsky, and he is an optometrists specialized in neuro optometmetry. I don't know that he can be of specific help to you, but of all the eye doctors I know, he is most up to date on all the science. Let him know I suggested you speak with him and why. I think there may be something going on here that the ophthalmologists may not be checking. You can spend a lot of money on ophthalmological and medical testing with no result in the end. I think Dr. Shidlofsky is very practical in dealing with vision rehabilitation and the area of neuro-vision. I have no idea what he will say, but relying on only one specialty is always includes limitations. For example, take a car that is sputtering and misfiring to a transmission shop and guess what they will say. To a hammer, everything is a nail. My best.

Before I reply to to Tom's post I need to say that I installed Window's 10 last night. When I started to use the computer this morning everything went bonkers. I could not post to the forum at all. After about an hour hour and rebooting a couple of times things seem to be working better.

In regard to your suggestion Tom, I am not ready to go to another doctor yet, I just now have started with this new one. Besides that, perhaps you did not understand what I said that I have been to eye specialists on and off all of my life and until now I have never, and I stress never, found a doctor that would even talk to me about the optic nerve issue. All of the specialists that I have talked only suspected that the optic nerve damage might be my problem but in every incident they told me that there was nothing that they could do to help with it. This new doctor is the first one that seems to understand my problem and is willing to help me with it.


]I certainly do thank you for your concerned suggestion and in the long run, if my new doctor can't help me I may see the one that you have suggested. Thanks again and thanks to all of you members that keep encouraging me.

Jerry
 

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...It sounds like Tom may be on to something. I get the feeling that his first love was not woodworking.
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@Bushwhacker You guessed right. About 35 years ago I went to work for a foundation devoted to vision, and had 6 pioneers in the specialty as mentors. I still do consulting in that field but am semi-retired as of today. My woodworking predates all of that, although it was mostly home repair and upkeep and building theater sets and props in my early days. Jerry's situation is interesting to me Wouldn't it be great if he could get back into life and woodworking?

I grew up in an old farmhouse built before 1913, so my dad was always making repairs, so I grew up with fixing stuff.
 

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By the way, I need to tell about something that happened while at the doctor's office. While talking to the first technician I told him about my recent cataract surgery and that since I had not had any symtoms that are normally associated with cateracts, that I think that the doctor did the procedure just to have money to pay the lights and the tech kind of laughted and told me that he suspected that I was right.

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By the way, I need to tell about something that happened while at the doctor's office. While talking to the first technician I told him about my recent cataract surgery and that since I had not had any symtoms that are normally associated with cateracts, that I think that the doctor did the procedure just to have money to pay the lights and the tech kind of laughted and told me that he suspected that I was right.

Jerry
That kind of stuff happens all the time. The criteria for cataract surgery has gotten looser and looser as ophthalmologist income has been squeezed. But, the modern cataract surgery is a genuine miracle compared to the old methods. My dad died from all the stress of the old surgery and the thick glasses (+25 diopters--coke bottles) required in those days. My mom had the newer surgery just a few years later and it was no big deal.
 
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