Ophthalmologist Visit – Sat. Nov. 21, 2015

Erin had been complaining of a lot about double vision lately, so we took her to see Dr. Gutmann, the ophthalmologist, Thursday. We have been seeing Dr. G for over 25 years. When Brandon Sr had trouble with double vision, his neurologist had recommended Dr. G as being the closest thing Kaiser had to a neuro-ophthalmologist. Then Dr. G did iridotomies for me in 1992, and cataract surgeries a few years ago.

Erin last saw Dr. G 4 years ago, and he always asks me about how Erin is doing. Dr. G said that the normal brain coordinates 2 images into one. But, when normal patients are under anesthetic, their brains no longer have control and some patients become cross-eyed or wall-eyed.

Dr. G sees lots of patients with brain damage who have double vision. But, Erin is the only one who can merge 2 images when looking to the left, but cannot do it when looking to the right. He didn’t have much of a solution.  He said maybe in a year, she could have her prism increased.

Erin did not go to the bridge lessons this past week. She preferred to sleep. So, I guess her bridge career has come to an end.


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