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Loss of peripheral vision

Hi, I just thought I'd post a little update.

A few months ago I posted about my loss of peripheral vision.

Since receiving the advice from people (especially Nigel) I have been trying to improve it myself.

I noticed that when I'm tired my vision tunnels, and now when this happens I repeat my mantra "open up your world" and make a conscious effort to stop it tunnelling.

I've also been doing eye exercises regularly. I'd say every day - that's my aim but in reality it's not so I'll just say regularly.

I feel like there has been a great improvement 👍😊.

On the 10th dec I have another peripheral vision test so it will be interesting to find out how much of an improvement there is.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed and my eyes 👀 working


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Alison that's sooo cool! C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S!!!! Good luck for the 10th, let us know your results?!?!?!

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Well done wibblywobbly👏🏻

I'm plagued with chronic eye problems, I know how challenging eye exercises can be.

This morning I had a session with a Neurophysiotherapist for the Epley manoeuvre. For anybody who doesn't know what this is for - Benign Paroxysmal Posterior Vertigo.

The manoeuvre can have be successful in treating BPPV but the sensation it brings on has been very challenging😁 Paula, the physio, asked me to describe it. Imagine being held by your feet, swung round and round, then brought to a sitting position. This reduced me to voicing acronyms but fortunately lasted seconds.🙃

Paula says the way forward is to continually challenge yourself, baby steps at first but keep at it.

After a few more sessions she plans to introduce eye exercises 😊xB

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Congratulations. Do please update us further when you've had your appointment.

Proof that we have the power to help ourselves. Awesome ☺

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