One thing I’d add to this great article is that its easy to confuse double vision with convergence issues. If you’re having eye problems, its worth a trip to a ophthalmologist/neurologist (dual trained). My original ophthalmologist told me that there were no vision issues with Parkinson’s Disease but there sure can be! Thanks, Maria, for a great post.
” Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.” ~ Jonathan Swift
The eyes have always held a great mystery for many since ancient times. Egyptians regarded them as one of the vital organs to be preserved for the after life to them see where they were going. Others claim the eyes are the window to the soul.
Whatever their mystical significance is one thing is for certain their function its even more complex yet! So important is vision that nearly 30% of supratentorial (this is the area of the brain that lies above the cerebellum and supports the occipital lobe) region of the brain is dedicated to the activity of deciphering, decoding and understanding what we see around us.
As a neurologist part of our exam is to evaluate eye function as it pertains to the brain. That is to say to ascertain that what we (you & me) are…
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