This is my first online "chat".....
It IS comforting to learn what I am experiencing is "common", however startling to me! Did not realize there are physicians who specialize in balance medicine....puzzling question is how this problem started in the first place...I thought it seemed to start with the cataract operation...yet that is not the cause. Am anxiously awaiting whatever information you can provide. Primary care physician is aware of my problem. Have not seen her in a few months. I will see her again to update her on steps I have taken so far. Could it be the medication I am taking?.
Take a look at this website, and get back to me if you would like for me to look up a clinic in your area for you. Best wishes . I'm glad that you asked the question. So many people need more education about this. Fall prevention is extremely important. I'm glad I could help you.
Hi Irena,Take a look at this website, and get back to me if you would like for me to look up a clinic in your area for you. Best wishes . I'm glad that you asked the question. So many people need more education about this. Fall prevention is extremely important. I'm glad I could help you.
Hi again Irene,
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I must go off duty now for a family calling, but if you have other questions, I will check back in first thing in the morning.
Dr. Tom, as an aside, I forgot to mention what I think may be one of the causes of my imbalance: depth perception. when closing each eye separately, there is a difference of 2 feet, i.e. left eye sight reveals object 2 ft. closer than when looking from right eye. Also, individual eyes change shade of color....right eye showed walls, grey, right eye had wall a bright cream! This was told to the ophthalmologist and dismissed. Are these all part of vestibular disorder?
I went to provided web site: vestibular.org and located a PT clinic across the street from our condo!!!: Jackson Clinic! Before I contact them, I need your opinion re depth perception problem.
What troubles me is that two ophthalmologists swore my vision is 20/20 yet my vision seems blurry without wearing glasses. Dizziness is worse when wearing glasses ( I've worn my entire life) and less so without them, but blurry vision! yet I am told I have 20/20! Frustrating!
Thank you for your prompt reply Dr. Tom. I was unable to answer until today. So, tho' I "hate" to admit it....this aging process is for the birds! Glad to have you say the physical therapist can help in the balancing and
in the process the depth perception problem may correct itself.
As to new glasses....Ophthalmologist prescribed new glasses immediately after cataract surgery...twice..still dizziness. 2nd ophthalmologist has prescribed new right eye lenses...since original cataract eye has changed in time. It is not the glasses., nor eyes....it is "all in my head"! I am hoping the PT can help me. Is it normal to suspect that something is pressing on my optic nerve? Thank you Dr. Tom for listening.
Dr. Tom, I have discussed my dizziness w/ primary care doctor...that is where I started this "adventure". I will return to her once again with all the info I have learned. THANK YOU. I will return to you when I have seen her and the vestibular PT. This is so frustrating!