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A new problem has surfaced...

Although it is not really new, is just a new manifestation of an old problem. Earlier, probably 18 months ago, I was complaining of "jumpiness" in my eyes. Dr. Benjamin told me that it is not a new problem, just a realization of problems that have always been there. That is, the problems with my eyes have probably always been there, but my brain has been able to compensate for them and make the unnoticeable. Recently, though, the problem has resurfaced and it is worse than it was before. Earlier, the jumpiness would last for a few seconds and then go away for 20 minutes or so and then occur again. This would last for a few hours and then go away for a few hours and the cycle would continue. Now, however, it seems that my eye problem is nearly constant. In other words, it appears to me (although I don't actually know what happens) that my left eye crosses and everything goes out of focus for a second, then the field of vision in my left eye "bounces" for a little while, then my vision goes back to normal; but, after just a few minutes, the cycle starts over again. It will seem as though my left eye crosses, my field of vision bounces a little, and then it goes back to normal. It is quite aggravating. I am supposed to go to the Dr. later today to see if they can identify another problem or if it is just something else that I will have to live with.

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