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#286300 - 05/04/09 08:28 PM Could vision issues be related to csa?
didi Offline


Registered: 07/12/08
Posts: 165
Loc: USA
Hello all!

I was wondering if anyone had any vision issues as a result of csa? My son was not doing well in school, I have been to every specialist you could think of. Today I brought him to a Vision Therapy Center for evaluation. He always had perfect vision, he now has to wear glasses(-1 each eye) also the diagnosis was:Accommodation Spasm, Ocular Motor Dysfunction and Strabismus, Convergent. We are scheduled for two more tests and the Dr. wants him to start "Behavior Vision Therapy" to re-train his vision for 42 weeks, once a week. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Didi

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#286310 - 05/04/09 09:57 PM Re: Could vision issues be related to csa? [Re: didi]
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Registered: 02/26/08
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Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: didi
I was wondering if anyone had any vision issues as a result of csa? My son was not doing well in school, I have been to every specialist you could think of. Today I brought him to a Vision Therapy Center for evaluation. He always had perfect vision, he now has to wear glasses(-1 each eye) also the diagnosis was:Accommodation Spasm, Ocular Motor Dysfunction and Strabismus, Convergent. We are scheduled for two more tests and the Dr. wants him to start "Behavior Vision Therapy" to re-train his vision for 42 weeks, once a week. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Didi


Didi

Yes, I had this. Caused by abuse at age 4. In my case it was not dealt with until I was mature. Take care of it now. Be thankful that you found it early. It is much more intractible if you wait. I was wondering if anybody else had experienced this.

I will be glad to discuss more if you are interested. Just send me a pm.

Allen

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#286414 - 05/05/09 10:00 PM Re: Could vision issues be related to csa? [Re: pufferfish]
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Vision problems can be caused by abuse.

A number of years ago there was a comic strip about the garbage pail kids. I abhorred those comics because it was plain they were making fun of abused kids.

But one of the characters really caught my attention. One of the garbage pail kids had a rope around his neck. His eyes were in a state of strabismus. Who would know such a terrible thing if they hadn't seen it or experienced it????? sick cool

Allen

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#286462 - 05/06/09 09:10 AM Re: Could vision issues be related to csa? [Re: pufferfish]
didi Offline


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www.thedoctorwillseeyounow.com/articles/behavior/ptsd_4/

I found this article to be interesting. It explains the correlation between child sexual assault and the brain.


Didi

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#286484 - 05/06/09 03:32 PM Re: Could vision issues be related to csa? [Re: didi]
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Originally Posted By: didi
www.thedoctorwillseeyounow.com/articles/behavior/ptsd_4/

I found this article to be interesting. It explains the correlation between child sexual assault and the brain.
****SOME OF THE CONTENTS MAY BE TRIGGERS*******


This is an important article for us. Guys, check this out.

Allen

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#286525 - 05/06/09 08:45 PM Re: Could vision issues be related to csa? [Re: pufferfish]
didi Offline


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#286546 - 05/07/09 01:24 AM Re: Could vision issues be related to csa? [Re: didi]
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Registered: 04/16/09
Posts: 287
Loc: desolate foggy nights, USA
Didi and Allen,
Thank you for your posting this very applicable topic, and sharing such helpful information. As I said in the other thread. I am having an Ahha!! moment realizing that my LDs are related to my CSA. I never ventured to make that direct connection before.

Peace,
Shadow+Walker

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#286561 - 05/07/09 08:37 AM Re: Could vision issues be related to csa? [Re: Shadow+Walker]
petercorbett Offline
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Registered: 07/27/08
Posts: 2439
Loc: TEXAS
Hi guys,

Interesting subject. I have pictures of me as a young boy and I was not wearing glasses. I have pictures of me as a boy, oh about maybe 10 years old I have pictures of me with them. Now I was born 2 months premature and have had vision problems all my life. I did terrable in school up until I was sent to that orphanage/Home. This is about where I started to wear glasses all the time.
I contacted glaucoma while I was in the Air Force, and when I went to see the opthamologist he asked me some questions. Like how long have I had bad eyes, I told him I think for as long as I can remember. Did I have any eye injuries as a boy? None remembered. Then in later years I found out that I was born 2 months premature. Well he told me way back in those days (1939) they put premature babies in incubators with 100% oxygen, and maybe that is what caused your poor vision. Then my question to him was then just why wasn't I wearing glasses as a young boy?
So this is just another chapter of doubts about my childhood & my CSA. Those possibilities of poor vision surely are there.

Interesting post. Thanks.

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#286573 - 05/07/09 09:28 AM Re: Could vision issues be related to csa? [Re: petercorbett]
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Registered: 02/13/08
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Loc: UK
I think i needed glasses when i was younger, in junior school i couldn't see the white-board, i didn't know any difference, thinking that it was just me, so i never had any glasses, and i must have passed all the eye exams by approximation. In junior school i used to copy anything down from the board from my friends work. In comprehensive school i got glasses and then could actually see and so did better in school. Now i wear contact lenses.

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#286575 - 05/07/09 09:34 AM Re: Could vision issues be related to csa? [Re: king tut]
didi Offline


Registered: 07/12/08
Posts: 165
Loc: USA
Hello Everyone!

Unfortunately A LOT of Vision Issues are mis-diagnosed as Dyslexia or ADD. This link has useful information.

www.parkvisiontherapy.com

Have a good day!

Didi

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