Monday, April 11, 2005


Originally uploaded by jacquichris.
For those who have seen the Incredibles, the reference to E is apparent.

Well, after all that, the long and the short of it is that Mom needs glasses. With prisms.

How very retro and Pink Floyd of her.

The actual diagnosis is skew deviation.

Skew deviation is defined as "a vertical ocular misalignment of prenuclear origin." This is hypothesized to result from "damage to tonic otolith-ocular pathways is generally compatible with both the known anatomy of otolith pathways and the clinical presentation of skew."

The jist of it is that the two sides of Mom's brain are not currently in agreement. Over time, the two sides of her brain will start seeing eye to eye again, forgive the pun. As that happens, Mom will need smaller and smaller prisms and the lenses in the glasses will be changed out.


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