Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.
I'm sorry to hear about all the difficulties your son has been having over the years. In order to better understand what is going on with this spot, let me ask you a few questions:
Is your sons eye red or irritated looking?
Is his eye hurting him?
Was the doctor who examined him and recommended the ERG, VEP and EOG an ophthalmologist?
Do you think your son could have had any trauma to his eye recently?
Has this spot changed at all since you noticed it?
We have been experiencing problems with the chat system for the last few days. Our engineers are working on it. However, I'll switch over to the Q&A system. This system works a lot like 'text messaging' but an email is sent to each of us anytime something is posted to this thread. We can continue to work on your question there..... :)
Hi Doctor, below are the answers:
Dr. Rick : Is your sons eye red or irritated looking?
Dr. Rick : Is his eye hurting him?
Dr. Rick : Was the doctor who examined him and recommended the ERG, VEP and EOG an ophthalmologist?
Yes he was an ophthalmologist, but please note that I live in the United Arab Emirates and medical care here is robably the worst in the world, which is why I am doubting what this doctor told me
Dr. Rick : Do you think your son could have had any trauma to his eye recently?
No not recently he had hypoxia when he was born other than that he is getting stronger and has never really been sick. He even stoped having his seizure medecine 2 years ago
Dr. Rick : Has this spot changed at all since you noticed it?
My wife thinks it might have gotten a little bit bigger but we are not sure. On the other hand, I sometimes cannot even find the spot!
It was very helpful doctor I through that the VEP test has nothing to do with the cornea :) and I already know he has a bad optic nerve so Im not sure whatsthe relevance of this test.
Please allow me to take a picture of my son's eye and post it for you. He is now sleeping :) i will take the picture once he wakes up and upload it to you then we can close this session. Thank you very much for your help.
By the way doctor, how far are we from optic nerve regeneration and this bionic eye ...etc do you think it would be during my son's lifetime ?
I uploadded two picture (they are the same) but in one of them I drew an arrow pointing out where the spot is and the other one has no arrow:
The problem is that it doesnt show from far, the image is high resolution so perhaps you can try downloading it and opening it with 100% zoom, or simply open it with MSPAINT then it would appear in 100% size.
Otherwise I would keep trying to get you a better picture.
But the spot is actually difficult to "SPOT" :)
ok i will get another shot
Thank you for your patients, no luck , I even tried my 2000$ camera :/ it is very difficult for the spot to appear on camera, we will give it one final shot tomorrow morning if you dont mind :)
I think we got a good photo, please let me know if this one is clear:
without arrowhttp://i45.tinypic.com/29c1fet.jpgwith arrow:http://i45.tinypic.com/2hp0t1c.jpg
Thank you for the details doctor, while it is clear the VEP test is not required, what about the Slit lamp examination of cornea which i also mensioned earlier? is that required?
And finally a friend of mine told me that sometimes lack of blood circulation causes this and it expands with time causing complete blindness :/ is this rolled out or it could be the case?
Just wondering why is it taking a while to receive a reply