New Theme

I’m trying something new here at The Shifty Eyes Blog. I think it looks snazzy! Very sharp, but I also miss having a little bit of color. We’ll see if it lasts. I may switch out the header for something more colorful.

I also want to be mindful of our low-vision friends. So please let me know if this theme makes it more difficult to read. Or if it makes it better. Or if you just plain don’t like it!




2 thoughts on “New Theme

  1. Hello,

    I am a 45 year old man who is living with Nystagmus. My Nystagmus developed after I suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2004. I have to say that my heart goes out to anyone who has to live this way. It is a very difficult and uncomfortable way to go through life. Every day is a challenge and every task; even many simple things require extra effort, focus and concentration.
    I have a question about medication. I am wondering what/if any medications might help me to be able to better deal with the nystagmus condition. In the past I found that I got some relief from Klonapin(Clonazapam). But I also found that it made me forgetful (among other things). This made it a hindrance to my social life. I got back into the workforce (part-time) a few years ago and I have been taking some classes online to further my education. The stress from working (and life in general) has made my nystagmus worse over the past few years. (When I sleep with my CPAP machine on or if I get ill, it really kicks into high-gear) (I seem to have many problems with allergies, sinus issues and other upper respiratory problems) .
    I went to Wills Eye Institute in Philadelphia and a Neuro-Optomologist there suggested I try either Neurontin or Memantine.
    I really want some relief from my twitching, shifty eyes but I’m hesitant because I really don’t want to slow down my thought processes or interfere with the healing and recovery of my brain. I’m trying to find the right combination for me. I try meditating and doing my eye focusing exercises daily and that does help a bit.
    I would really appreciate hearing from anyone who has any comments, thoughts or ideas about this posting.
    Thank you in advance for your consideration. Take care and God bless you.

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