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@maryb1996

Amazing insight! again, thank you very much for all the time and effort you are putting in order to provide me with potential answers. I am familiar with most of the things you just said (I am a psychology graduate, currently working under neuropsychologists). It happens that I saw an ophthalmologist frequently in the past period because I had PRK corrective eye surgery. I highly doubt it has anything to do with this, especially since my problems started occurring before the surgery? I am however not sure about your explanation concerning combining the images from the two eyes for stereovision: it makes complete sense but some of the "shifts" I am experiencing are shifts between objects that usually look nothing alike, and that would not explain other symptoms. There is one symptom I completely forgot to mention: I suddenly have problems with speech that do not occur as often. While speaking ordinarily (not under any sort of pressure or stress), I may confuse syllables while speaking, result being I say slurred and meaningless words. While I actively focus on trying to correct my words after having mixed up the syllables the first time, the words still come out wrong, with another completely meaningless combination or order of syllables. I however neglected/forgot about mentioning this in my previous post because it happens less often, yet it is also becoming slowly more frequent. Again, I really appreciate your time, efforts and thoughts 🙂

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@maryb1996 – it strikes me that @hopeful33250 may know something about the speech problems you mention here, so I'd like to invite her into this discussion.

@maryb1996 I was just explaining what the brain does to process images. It sounds like you're getting crossed signals somehow with different images than what you are looking at. I'm glad you're getting some help soon. Everything is very organized and mapped from the retina to the visual cortex in the brain.

Here's a fun fact about visual mapping in Siamese cats that I learned in my former research job. They are a type of albino because pigment is produced in the colder areas of the body, and they do not have protective pigment in their retinas like other cats have. That is the blue/green reflective color you see from a flash photo. The pigments in the retina contribute to the correct retinal mapping in the developing embryo. A Siamese cat has an abnormal segment of the visual cortex that is backwards and here is how you can test this. Throw something side to side past the Siamese cat, and the first movement of it's head is toward the opposite direction. Then because the cat moved it's head and everything moved past it visually, the cat looks the opposite direction again. This makes them act like bobble heads going back and forth as they look at things and follow motion.

Slurred speech is also a stroke symptom and it can happen if you're not getting enough oxygen to the brain. Then it could be a circulation or blood pressure issue, or a lung breathing problem that could contribute. Are you dyslexic? You probably would know that and this wouldn't be a new problem with language. Does any of this change when you are tired or wide awake? I suggest write down your questions and concerns so you can remember them at your appointment. Let us know what happens. Take care.