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When one eye is covered, does the double vision go away?Has he seen an eye doctor?
Yes double vision goes away
he has been to wills eyes institute in philly
and is being treated now with sterotatic radiation
for a brain tumor he has currently
There are temporary prisms which can be pasted onto his current glasses called Fresnel prisms. Has he tried those?
he first started with prisms
I am not sure what type if they're are different prisms you can get
Why is not able to continue to use the prisms?
but he started with prisms then his eye sight worsened.. i think he has them on his glasses now
he has them still on the glasses
but they are not working
and keeps one eye shut w a patch
It may need them to increase the power of the prism then.
he has tried this
i was wondering if there is anyway to imrpvoe
improve the vision
other then the prisms
and no surgery
they said surgery wont help at this point
cause the tumor is actually lying on the 4th ventricle
i mean there is nothing else you can do to try and improve without prism or surgery?
he tried this "magic" scotch tape to put over the lens of one of the glasses
It depends on the cause of the double vision. It appears the tumor is contributing to the double vision. So, the treatment of the double vision is the treat the tumor. To relieve the double vision, prisms are the best thing short of surgery.
so that is the only option of trying to cure the double vision
nothing else we can try or do that would be helpful?
Have you heard of other home remedies?
I believe you have tried all the options.
well he was using magic scotch tape(purple kind) . He would tape the scotch tape onto one side of the lens and that would cure the double vision. I have been in contact with other double vision patients who have tried this and it has corrected their vision. His vision has worsened cause of the tumor causing this to be effective.
It appears the magic scotch tapes just blocks the vision in the one eye, similar to an eye patch.
Am I correct?
no he could still see out of the eye clearly
So the purple magic scotch tape makes the double vision go away??
Scotch giftwrap tape
its a purple plaid
it did . but obviously when the symptoms worsened then he was unable to see.
symptoms of the tumor that is
which is causing the double vision
So i was wondering talking to any other experts to see if there is anything else out there.
It does this by blurring the vision in one eye, making the double vision go away.
he could still see out of both eyes placing it vertical on the lens
over the back of the lens
I still do not understand how scotch tape helps with the double vision.For patients with double vision and who don't want surgery, prisms in the glasses are a good option. If not, then patching the eye is effective, but not the best solution.
He also needs a repeat eye exam as the radiation for the brain tumor can sometimes effect the inside of the eyes.
the purple giftware scotch tape is put over one lens of the glasses. It is placed vertically over one side. This helps the double vision go away, and you can see out of both eyes correctively.
That does not make any sense to me.
i thought the doctor was craΩy
who said for us to do this
Here is a link to the Fresnel stick-on prisms which come in different powers.http://www.fresnel-prism.com/products/-3m-press-on-optics/
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