Following an operation for a detached
retina at Moorfields in December 2004 I was left with a a significant image
difference between the eyes. This
caused me great distress for many months but I was given no explanation as to
the cause of my discomfort nor was any attempt made to rectify the
problem. I spent a lot of time visiting optometrists, doctors, even
psychiatrists trying to get help. Eventually Moorfields gave me an occlusion
patch for the right eye.
Eventually I discovered that I was suffering from aniseikonia, and this led
me, via the internet, to Gerard De Wit's web site 'opticaldiagnostics.com'.
Although I did not meet Gerard at that time, I purchased his software and was
able, successfully and quite easily, to run the tests for aniseikonia on
my laptop. Gerard provided a glasses prescription which Boots the Chemists
then dispensed. I went back to Moorfields and they accepted that the
glasses were indeed helpful in partially rectifying the image disparity.
Now that I am developing a cataract in
my right eye Moorfields have said that they will consult Gerard when it comes
calculating the specifications for the intra-occular lens. I know of no other
source of expertise which could have helped my vision in the way that Gerard
has. All my efforts to track down his type of in-depth knowledge have only
reinforced my belief that aniseikonia is a little-researched condition.
Geoffrey Saunders, mining risk