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10 minutes ago · Have you had plastic surgery to help improve vision? in Eye Conditions

Hi, @hopeful33250 – just curious as to the exact procedure you are looking at, if you don't mind sharing? Is this a blepharoplasty like @contentandwell mentioned?

13 minutes ago · Treatment of recurrent ependymoma through immunotherapy in Brain Tumor

Hi, @pravin1 – wanted to check in with you to see how your brother has been doing?

15 minutes ago · Has anyone else been diagnosed with an Endolymphatic Sac Tumor? in Brain Tumor

Glad you have gotten some answers and are feeling good about your upcoming surgery, @kayjaylauren. How have your symptoms been lately?

20 minutes ago · Severe pain and inflammation, mostly from multiple sclerosis in Brain & Nervous System

Hi, @asquires – I wanted to add my welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I also wanted to suggest you might check out a Connect discussion specifically on MS https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/multiple-sclerosis-ms-please-introduce-yourself. If you click VIEW & REPLY in your email notification, you will be taken to the entire discussion on the site and may be interested in reading some of the past posts by others with MS or who have a loved one with the disease, and/or you may like to participate in the discussion there.

1 hour ago · Cerebellum Brain Atrophy in Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases

Hi, @lupita1407 – welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. Not being able to walk without a walker sounds challenging. It sounds as though you are being an excellent advocate for your wife.

Hoping that @flo1957 @steph73 @menville @howardjames may have some input for you on studies they have read about or participated in. @johnbishop also may have some insight on relevant studies.

How is the vertical double vision impacting your wife's day-to-day life presently?

6 days ago · Strabismus in Eye Conditions

Hi, @owlify – welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. You will note I moved your post so that you could meet others in this discussion who have been talking about strabismus.

The answer to your question is yes, Mayo Clinic in Minnesota does indeed do strabismus surgery in adults.

Here are a few more recent studies Mayo conducted with strabismus in adults that may be of interest:

-On incidence and demographics of new-onset strabismus in adults https://www.mayoclinic.org/medical-professionals/ophthalmology/news/retrospective-study-identifies-incidence-and-demographics-of-new-onset-strabismus-in-adults/mac-20431002

-On strabismus in adults and quality of life: https://www.mayoclinic.org/medical-professionals/ophthalmology/news/psychological-factors-may-impact-quality-of-life-after-strabismus-surgery/mac-20430900

– On strabismus and mental illness https://www.mayoclinic.org/medical-professionals/ophthalmology/news/adults-with-nonparalytic-forms-of-strabismus-face-increased-risk-of-mental-illness/mac-20429327

Some other Connect members I'd like you to meet from this thread or elsewhere on Connect who have experienced strabismus in themselves or a loved one include @kristin1990 @ihatediabetes @rckj @claire1983. @roewes07 @hopeful33250 also may have some input.

How are you feeling about having this surgery, @owlify?

6 days ago · Generic Ritalin and adderall for idiopathic hypersomnia in Sleep Health

Hi, @mamabear3 – that is a tricky situation to have your doctor leave the practice and then have a doctor you've not met take you off of a medication that was previously successful — the amphetamine and dextroamphetamine (Adderall) — in addressing your situation.

Here is some Mayo Clinic information on idiopathic hypersomnia that may be useful https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hypersomnia/symptoms-causes/syc-20362332.

I'd like to introduce you to some Connect members who have mentioned hypersomnia and may have some thoughts for you on their experiences with it and what has worked for them other than amphetamine and dextroamphetamine (Adderall), like @notaround @manda304 @comtesse @sutter14 @bren1985. @tomgrinley @jimhd also may have some thoughts for you.

Is getting a second opinion from another sleep specialist an option for you?

Tue, Nov 5 9:38pm · Stiff Person Syndrome in Brain & Nervous System

Whether others have experienced any possible relationship between joint replacements and SPS is a topic you might also consider posting as a new discussion/query in the Joint Replacements group on Connect, @peggi https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/joint-replacements/. If you need any tips on how to start a new discussion, see the instructions on it on the Getting Started with Connect page https://connect.mayoclinic.org/get-started-on-connect/.