Blocking out Vision

Discussion in 'Eye-Care' started by barn, Apr 3, 2006.

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    barn Guest

    I suffer from optic atrophy in one eye. I always have headaches, nausea
    and dissiness. I use phosphorus iodine in order to shrink my one pupil.
    I dont see black out of my one eye. I see everything as a washed out
    paint job. Therefore I have 2 seperate visions battling for dominance.
    What can I use to block out the signals my bad eye sees
    Thanks in Advance
    barn, Apr 3, 2006
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    Dr. Leukoma Guest

    Phosphorus iodine? You just mean phospholine iodide.

    It seems that rather than shrink the pupil, you would want to
    completely blur out the vision or else occlude the pupil entirely.

    Dr. Leukoma, Apr 3, 2006
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    barn Guest

    Yes you are right. It is phospholine iodide. How would I go about to
    completely block the blurred vision from my bad eye? It seems my bad
    eye is pushing itself in the way of the good eye
    barn, Apr 3, 2006
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    Dan Abel Guest

    A black eye patch works well and is very cheap. You can get one at any
    drugstore in the US.

    If you wear glasses, you can ask your optician for advice. I don't know
    if they frost them or what. In the short term, you can just put tape on
    the lens.
    Dan Abel, Apr 3, 2006
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    Dan Abel Guest

    The other thing is the brain will eventually learn how to suppress the
    image from the bad eye. I had a great disparity in vision between my
    two eyes, and my glasses caused me to see double. After a couple of
    years, I was able to see fine with my glasses, since my brain just used
    the image from one eye. Since I wore contacts (which didn't cause me to
    see double) seven days a week, fourteen hours a day, I only wore these
    glasses for a short time each day.
    Dan Abel, Apr 3, 2006
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    acemanvx Guest

    "The other thing is the brain will eventually learn how to suppress the

    image from the bad eye."

    then youll become legally blind in the bad eye due to amblyombia. It is
    essental to patch the good eye and exercise the bad eye so it gets
    stronger instead of wasting away into legal blindness!
    acemanvx, Apr 3, 2006
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    Dan Abel Guest

    You are just a regular font of misinformation, Ace. Amblyopia (which my
    wife has, and she is blind in one eye), is when the brain never learns
    to see out of one eye. After a certain age, it is considered nearly
    impossible for the brain to learn. However, like riding a bicycle, once
    you learn, you never forget.

    And patching only works if the vision is correctable. If the OP had
    correctable vision, don't you think he would choose to correct it rather
    than block it?

    As I posted (and you snipped), back when I learned to block the vision
    out of one eye, I was wearing contacts 7 days a week and 14 hours a day.
    The contacts gave me good vision, it was only the glasses that made me
    see double. I put the contacts in every morning almost first thing (got
    a cup of coffee first). In the evening, I wanted to take out the
    contacts before I got too sleepy, so I wore glasses for about the last
    hour or two of each day.
    Dan Abel, Apr 3, 2006
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    Dom Guest

    You could ask for the lens in your glasses to be 'frosted' but this has
    cosmetic disadvantages.

    Or you could get a contact lens with an opaque black 'pupil'.

    Or, if you can learn to get used to the difference in vision between the
    two eyes, this would be the best solution long term.

    Dom, Apr 3, 2006
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    p.clarkii Guest

    exactly WRONG again. why do you insist on posting about topics that
    you don't understand? go to your hero otis' forum at yahoo i-see and
    talk to the folks there that are just like you -- full of
    p.clarkii, Apr 3, 2006
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    Dr. Leukoma Guest

    First of all, phospholine iodide is only available by prescription. It
    is used for the treatment of accommodative esotropia and glaucoma. Is
    your optic atrophy due to glaucoma?

    A number of people have offered suggestions, all, some, or none of
    which may be satisfactory. The occluder patch is the easiest to try,
    if you don't mind looking like a pirate. The contact lens with
    occlusive pupil is a custom job, and will be a bit expensive. You
    probably want to explore these options with your optometrist.

    Dr. Leukoma, Apr 3, 2006
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    acemanvx Guest

    What is Amblyopia?
    Amblyopia is commonly known as lazy eye and is where the vision is
    reduced in one of the eyes because the amblyopic eye and the brain are
    not working together properly. The eye itself looks normal, but it is
    not being used properly as the brain is favoring the other eye. In both
    cases, one eye becomes stronger, suppressing the image of the other
    eye. In a minority of cases this may result in a reduction of vision in
    both eyes. It is estimated that three percent of children under six
    have some form of amblyopia.

    With early diagnosis and treatment, the sight in the amblyopic eye can
    be restored, however if this condition persists, the weaker eye may
    becomes useless.

    Treatments for Amblyopia
    Amblyopia cannot be correced by glasses or contact lenses and is not
    due to any eye disease.

    If not detected and treated early in life, amblyopia can cause a
    permanent loss of vision with associated loss of stereopsis (two eyed
    depth perception). Detection and correction before the age of two
    offers the best chance for restoration of normal vision. However,
    treatment can improve this condition even in adulthood

    Amblyopia can be treated fairly successfully between the ages of 2 and
    6, but the success decreases with age. The best results from treatment
    occurs between ages 6 mos. to 2 years.

    Treatment is usually simple, employing glasses, drops, exercises and/or
    patching. Though true amblyopia can not be cured (after the age of 6)
    treatment for the older child is usually successful in improving vision
    and should be attempted. Treatment of amblyopia after the age of 6 is
    not dependent upon age but requires more effort including vision
    therapy. Every amblyopic patient deserves an attempt at treatment.

    It should be remembered, that amblyopia causes more visual loss in the
    under 40 group than all the injuries, and diseases combined in this age
    acemanvx, Apr 3, 2006
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    Dan Abel Guest

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    What's your point, Ace? That you know how to copy and paste without
    giving attribution to where you stole it from? It's considered polite
    to name your sources.
    Dan Abel, Apr 3, 2006
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    acemanvx Guest do a search there! Tons of sources to teach you about
    amblyopia and treating it!
    acemanvx, Apr 3, 2006
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    barn Guest

    Thank you for your time and thoughts. I have had this condition for 15
    years. I have tried the frosted glasses, the patch and the opaque black
    lense. Nothing has worked. It seems my bad eye pushes its vision in
    front of the good eye. I am one of the few that couldnt adjust. So I
    spend most of my time in low light situations. The more light there is
    the faster the eye strain headaches and motion sickness arrive. Im
    looking for some type of medication that will slowly stop the light
    from entering my right ( bad ) eye . Any Ideas? The iodide works by
    allowing me more time before the symptoms start.
    barn, Apr 4, 2006
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    Dr. Leukoma Guest

    I'm sorry, but I don't recall you giving us the reason for your optic
    atrophy. Are you saying that you do not have glaucoma, you do not have
    accommodative esotropia, and that your physician is using PI soley as a
    miotic agent?

    Dr. Leukoma, Apr 4, 2006
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    Dan Abel Guest

    Sorry to hear about your problem.

    Sometimes vision comes from inside the eye, and not outside. Is it
    possible that you have this problem?

    The black patch has always worked great for me. After my first retinal
    detachment, I was on dilation drops for a week. In addition, after
    surgery for both detachments (about ten years apart), the operated eye
    was sensitive to light (hurt) and I used a black patch outside. I also
    patched with a white cotton eye patch when my eyes were healing, both
    after the detachments and after cataract surgery (both eyes, about five
    years apart). In every case, the patch worked great for me in blocking
    the vision.

    Perhaps a white cotton patch (they sell these with the bandages at drug
    stores, and they are specifically for eyes) tucked inside a black patch,
    would work? The white patch will be right up against your eye, forcing
    you to keep the eye closed. Between your eyelid and the black patch,
    there should be almost no light reaching your eye, even in bright
    Dan Abel, Apr 4, 2006
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    barn Guest

    My optic atrophy was caused by a combination of kerosene and a tolulene
    based chemical, used with a air pressure gun to clean a printing press.
    It started as optic nueritis and within a couple of days atrophied.
    barn, Apr 5, 2006
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