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31 for 21: More about eyes [ Down syndrome, glasses, eyes, nystagmus] by RK Patient Expert Posted Wed 13 Oct 2010 2:06pm If you missed the previous blip about Braska’s eye appointment, you can start here .  This is gonna  be a long one, but if you’re have an interest in tots and odd vision issues, this might be, well…interesting. As I mentioned as a teaser the other day, I had a couple of concerns that caused me to make the appointment we had on Monday.  One ... Read on »
Nystagmus by Cori Sarno V. Posted Fri 02 Oct 2009 12:00am Joey has a Nystagmus . We noticed it a few months ago and got a referral to a pediatric opthamologist (apparently the only one in Sacramento) in August. Our appointment was not supposed to be until November 2, but they called us yesterday when they had a cancellation so I took him to see her yesterday. She told us that a congential Nystagmus ... Read on »
IS IT A STROKE OR VESTIBULAR DISEASE? by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted Sun 02 Oct 2011 12:00am “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf’s a flower.”   Albert Camus, French novelist Most of you have known someone who has experienced a stroke and many of you have witnessed the onset of a stroke.  So, it's not unexpected that you might think the same signs appearing in your dog or cat would signal the onset of a stroke.  However, ... Read on »
That's it...I'm raising the White Flag........ by Pamela B. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 25 Aug 2008 6:51pm I am feeling so overwhelmed today. We just had Rhett's vision assessment. He now has such severe nystagmus that he is considered significantly visually impaired. So impaired that we now receive services from the Utah School for the Deaf and Blind . Wow. Wanna guess what caused the nystagmus to become so bad? I'll give you one ... Read on »
Visual Problems in Infancy After the NICU by Poh Tin Tan Posted Thu 25 Aug 2011 12:58am From CHOP Expert CommentaryMonte D. Mills, MDPosted: 08/15/2011Hi, I'm Monte Mills. I'm the Director of Ophthalmology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). I'd like to talk about eye and vision problems in babies after they've been discharged from the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for prematurity.This is a very relevant problem ... Read on »
Opthamology...... by Pamela B. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 11:41pm We took Rhett to see the opthamologist yesterday to have his eyes checked. Rhett suffers from Nystagmus, which is a condition where his eyes shake back and forth. He does not see the world shaking, although by looking at him you would surely think it. It just makes things much harder to come into focus. Unfortunately you can't fix this by ... Read on »
Documented involvement of viruses in ME/CFS by Margaret Williams by Andrea P. Patient Expert Posted Sat 02 Jan 2010 9:24am Permission to Repost Documented involvement of viruses in ME/CFS Margaret Williams 30th December 2009 For decades it has been known and shown that viruses play a role in ME/CFS. Now there is evidence of a direct association with a gamma retrovirus - XMRV -- that disables the immune system in ME/CFS, thus allowing numerous latent ... Read on »
Trick of the Trade: OKN drum to test psychogenic coma by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted Wed 14 Jul 2010 12:00am Occasionally, emergency physicians see patients who present because they are unresponsive despite normal vital signs and an otherwise normal exam. You detect no drugs or alcohol on board. You suspect a psychiatric or malingering etiology, but aren't sure. They seem non-responsive to voice and minimally responsive to very painful stimul ... Read on »
Neurology Followup by Carrie Ostrea Posted Fri 10 Sep 2010 3:43am We had our 2-month followup with our local neurologist today. It went exactly as I thought it would.  Then again, in all honesty, I went in there knowing exactly what was going on, what she was going to say, and what medication changes I think would work best for Hannah. She put Hannah back on the Keppra at twice a day dosing (1.5 mL) i ... Read on »
ATAXIA and Multiple Sclerosis by stuart Patient Expert Posted Tue 19 Oct 2010 12:00am ATAXIA affects so many of us with MS, that I had to post this information which I obtained from Multiple Sclerosis.org Ataxia is incoordination caused by  dysfunction  to sensory nerve inputs, motor nerve outputs or the processing of them. It is not the result of  muscular weakness . Ataxia is most often applied to unsteadiness in walk ... Read on »