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As we age, our balance system becomes a little less capable of responding. Normal balance is generated by several systems. The three most important are those that come from vision and gaze stabilization, input from the inner ear and what is known as proprioception( meaning input from information gathered by the peripheral nervous system, i.e. from our feet, legs and movement of our head and other body movements. The loss of the central vision in your left eye may be a small component of your recent think the dizziness. But it is doubtful that it is a major component. I am glad you have had some of the balance therapy. I am surprised that you did not have improvement because highly specialized vestibular physical therapist achieve exceptional results. There may be a little of this that you have to " get used to"..... but if you were one of my patients I would certainly want to ensure that you had had vestibular rehabilitation including a lot of work on gaze stabilization. Does that make sense
It makes perfect sense. In fact, I DID have a bit of improvement as a result of the balance therapy, but the positive effects wore off within a few weeks of my "graduation" from therapy. I actually have an appt with my ENT in a few weeks. I'll follow up with him, and perhaps I'll have to go for more therapy. Many thanks!
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