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Does anyone know of a good neuro-opthamologist in Alabama? My vision used to wax and wane, which is normal for dysautonomia, but I also have a binocular defect in my left eye (which causes double vision). My double vision is worse lately, since my pupils were unequal about a month ago. My right eye was dilated, but now I've noticed that even when it isn't dilated, and after going to a regular eye doctor for a better prescription, my right eye, which used to be my good eye, is failing, and it isn't intermittent, anymore. I have consistent blurry vision now. I usually don't drive at night at all, but now I'm afraid to go more than 5 minutes away, because of it. I need a doctor to check my retina, optic nerve, Visual Evoked Response, and other testing, etc. I don't have glaucoma or cataracts, thank the Lord!! My mother has macular degeneration, (the dry kind, which is the good kind), which hasn't affected her eye sight yet. I'm somewhat concerned...Thanks, Kim

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It truly is a small world, isn't it? I live in the DC area now, but I lived in Alabama for about 16 years, and I had the MOST wonderful ophthalmologist in Montgomery (he was so fabulous, as a matter of fact, that I actually worked for the practice on a part-time basis when I was in graduate school.) Dr. John Swan of Montgomery Eye Physicians is a very gifted doc, and I don't know that he has a particular neuro angle, but he was quite adept at handling all of my various dysautonomia-related visual issues. He is also a part of a very well-rounded practice with a variety of specialists, so you may be able to see any (or all) of them as needed. Hope this helps!

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Hi, thanks for the tip. That is about 3 1/2 hours away. My neuro is in Birmingham, so I'll probably get a referral from him. He's aware of the problem. My ANS doctor told me that the dilation in one eye is atypical for dysautonomia, and I'm not on any meds that would have caused this, so I'm a little concerned. Strokes run in my family, and my dad had a cerebral aneursym 12 years before he died, so I'm being careful...

I have a sister who lives in Reston, Virginia, and I lived in Bowie Maryland when I was a child. Where in the D.C. area do you live? It is a small world... :)

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