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It certainly can: Hand flapping sometime fades over time, but it is not at all uncommon for it to continue throughout the life of an autistic individual. It is not harmful, per se; but, when excessive, it can interfere with other more productive behaviors. When severe, it sometimes is treated with antipsychotics, which typically reduce both frequency and duration of the hand flapping. ...Read more
Might turn white: An advanced untreated cataract will eventually turn white in the pupillary space. If still untreated, some will dissolve and lose the white color but more often will rupture and set up a terrific inflammation inside the eye. In this era, cataract removal is so predictable and safe that advanced cataracts should be rare. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I'm lefthand dominant in writing, but righthanded when holding other object or activities. Im 21 y/o. Can i learn to be righthanded in writing?
Brain dominance: can be very specific to one side or shared more evenly by both. The situation is more neurological than educational. You MAY be able to learn to write right-handed but at your age it is less likely than when you were a little tyke. Research suggests it's best to follow the lead of your brain rather than changing handedness. Peace and good health from a leftie. ...Read more
Of course: Why else should professional baseball pay left handed pitchers more than right handers? ...Read more
No proven benefit: There are no randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled studies to support the claims of those who provide NFB to older kids & teens with Autistic Spectrum Disorder Level 1 & average or above IQ's. EEG Biofeedback has been used since the 70's. When kids with ASD/ADHD relax & focus on 2-dimensional figures on a screen, a preferred activity, they do well. It doesn't generalize outside the lab. ...Read more
Rapid onset adult amblyopia.Vision worsening,mostly due wandering eye that seems impossible to keep in tandem.Did patch method 4mo. No change.Causes?
Puzzling assumption: Vision worsening because of wandering eye is expected, but often the wondering is triggered by other eye or eye muscle issues. If alignment cannot be maintained the brain will deny input from one eye=amblyopia. Get the best evaluation by an ophthalmologist you can and hope for the best. ...Read more
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No: They are two different disorders. Perhaps you are thinking that the possible hallucinations that come with certain types of schizophrenia are different "personalities?" multiple personality disorder (dissociative identity disorder) is very rarely diagnosed and has quite a bit more to it than different behaviors. ...Read more
Surgery : Double elevator palsy, old term for monocular elevation deficiency: inability to elevate one eye resulting in one eye pointed down. 25% with monocular elevation deficiency and congenital ptosis have marcus gunn jaw-winking: mis-wired cranial nerve controls chewing or sucking is wired to the elevators of the eyelid causing a "wink" when chewing or sucking. Treat with surgery. Exercises useless. ...Read more
Yes they might: In my experience in treating people with asperger's disorder, they seem to enjoy songs and creative writing in a proportion similar to the general population. ...Read more
Sometimes: As in most areas of medicine, medications are prescribed and it is hoped that they will work, but they don't always perform at 100% level. Sometimes we have to change the medication or add in another medication to get improvement up to level that the patient and their family desires. Psychotherapy however should also be an important part of the treatment program so that the patient can learn psychological techniques to avoid the impulsivity. Best wishes. ...Read more
8mo's trouble finding words forgetting what Saying, Paused speech. Boss & cust. notice. drneuropsych said avg score, delayed response. Where go answrs?
Nearsightedness: Nearsightedness (myopia) is a condition where the optical system of the eye is too powerful for the length of the eye. This results in images being focused in front of the part of the eye that senses light (the retina). People with this condition see close up but not far away. The condition is treated with glasses, contact lenses, laser eye surgery (lasik, prk) or phakic iol. ...Read more
Acrysof toric lens put in R eye 10/14. +5 -2.75 correction. Good vision, etc. Temporal crescent. Flicker in most light. None in dark. Prognosis?
Post op cataract: It appears from your question that the surgery was done October 14th (today is 10/17). There are a number of visual symptoms that appear in the first few days / weeks after cataract surgery that resolve spontaneously. The temporal crescent and flickering are very common and almost always resolve. One theory is that the implant becomes more secured within the capsular bag during this period of time ...Read more
Need more info..: Asymmetric density on a mammogram can be a normal finding for some. Needs to be correlated with your physical exam, medical history, results of prior mammograms. Sometimes further testing with ultrasound or maybe MRI may be indicated. Ask your doctor who ordered the test what is right for you. ...Read more