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Peripheral Eye Gaze Autism Self Stim
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
ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more
Usually not: If the vision in one eye is normal, the lowered vision in the fellow eye will not impede academic achievement. There is little in academics that requires excellent vision in both eyes. The only areas affected would be those requiring stereoscopic vision. I have know doctors, lawyers, engineers and professors who have a lazy (amblyopic) eye. ...Read more
Optic Nerve RNFL OCT shows thinning temporal- both eyes, 20/20 both eyes, IOP 17 both eyes. Retinal exam normal. Is this significant
Response: Since all you provide are some brief findings regarding your retinas, I must conclude these tests were obtained due to some neurological symptoms. These results could be part of Multiple Sclerosis, if other signs and symptoms support the diagnosis. The thinning of the RNFL is notable, and should be followed up. Would a Concierge visit allow more in depth understanding? ...Read more
Visual field test normal w/minimal peripheral vision loss. After diagnosed w/glaucoma feel more nervous driving such as changing lanes. Psychological?
Autistic spectrum 8yr old girl shows myclonic jerking upper body only while awake on video eeg. Same as stereotpyies, autistic stim or flapping?
Tics? If all the : Studies were normal, remember that 11% of children with ASD have tics. The latest studies show that kids with adhd who develop tics on the stimulants methylphenidate (concerta) ; amphetamines usually have an underlying tic disorder, so the meds unmask tics rather than induce them. Compulsions? Maybe, but usually not myoclonic. Adding Intuniv for adhd may reduce them, if they are complex tics. ...Read more
Simple partial seizures common idiopathic epelipsy? Brain tumor? No other symptoms. Passed neuro exam - reflexes, gait, strength, eye exam -perfectly.
Brain tumor: An MRI of the brain will determine if there is a brain tumor. Reducing or eliminating the seizures is the first priority. The anti-convulsant (anti-seizure) medication prescribed by your neurologist is specific to the seizure type. Discuss the side-effects of each medication to help you cope with seizures. ...Read more
My 9 old son had an eye test, was referred to hospital, low visual acuity, stereo found 480 sec arc, and failed visual fields, low concentration ??
Exam findings : The given information is concerning given your son is most likely beyond the amblyopic treatment age, low stereopsis and the enigmatic "low vision". Key information would be history? Has he seen an eye doctor before now? What is his best acuity corrected visual acuity (with glasses. misalignment of the eyes ("crossing eyes")? Is there any pathology noted on the dilated slit lamp examination? ...Read more
Disturbed sleep 3 days,mental strain,saw zig-zag lights in visual field right to left with mild blurring of vision lasted 10-15 mins,Otherwise healthy?
Ent says vestibular neuritis- hearing great via hearing test, mild nystugmutus to the left.But when i close my eyes they twitch (eye lids). Vertigo worse in am.Can twitch b from neuritis? No MRI done
I do MRIs: Generally symptoms related to the posterior fossa of the brain can be clinically diagnosed but they cannot be certain there is no stroke or tumor present. My mother had the diagnosis of recurrent vestibular neuritis (or labyrinthitis). In mris done a few years later she had multiple pontine strokes. Also the doctor should order your MRI with and without contrast. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Rare combination: There is a rare inherited condition termed usher's syndrome in which the retinal degenerates (retinitis pigmentosa) and there is an associated nerve deafness. Quite tragic but uncommon. Of course old folks might lose some vision and hearing from independent events and rubella can also do this but these are not hereditary. ...Read more
A little bit: The motion of the iris against the underlying fibers that support the lens (zonules) rubs off the pigment from the back of the iris which is the basis for pigmentary dispersion. A little bit comes off with everyday normal use and it can be accelerated with athletic pursuits. As long as your ophthalmologist feels that the internal eye pressure is not being increased, this is ok. ...Read more
No: It will provide no benefit.Get a more detailed answer ›
7 y/o w/ asd and tic d/o. Flicks fingers (doen't do at his eyes), flicks self and others. How can we tell if this is a tic or stimming?
More likely stimming: Depends if it is purposeful.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not used: Stem cell treatment is not current used for herpes. It is hard to imagine how the effect of these cells might be used in this condition but perhaps in the future it might be useful to combat this infection. There are good agents for herpes and if you have this condition your ophthalmologist can prescribe them for you. ...Read more
Will "close work" (e.g., computer at work, reading, etc) be impactful to peripheral lattice retinal degeneration? Or only for myopia progression?
Not likely: There are some animal studies that suggest that intense near work in children could enhance myopia. I don't believe that mechanism is still at play by age 41. There should be no impact on lattice degeneration from computer work or reading. Lattice degeneration per se does not progress. What changes in the eye is the state of the vitreous gel and its relationship to the lattice. ...Read more
2 m/o whole body tension,head slumps rt,screams,then dazed (averted gaze, no visual tracking/grasping-lasts 15-60mins) then deep sleep mshellgnz@gmail?
My son has cerebral palsy, autism, catatonic schizophrenia, seizures, mental retardation, lower left lobe of brain is missing, strabismus and was born?
A neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between ...Read more