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Readangularity

  A year ago a vision specialist said: “You won’t be able to read again”. I had suddenly (i.e. over half an hour) acquired homonymous hemianopia (HH). This means you’ve lost sidewards vision, either left or right. So I was … Continue reading

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1. Energetically Explore Your Peripheral Vision

Equipment Fingers and thumbs keep moving Self-control Background Peripheral vision is what you can see to the far left and far right. Leonardo da Vinci was an early investigator and drew a famous sketch. The angle Leonardo shows is over … Continue reading

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How Many in this Half-Blind Club?

If you acquire a medical condition you’d never heard of before, then naturally you wonder how big the club is. Am I alone or any there many like me? And so I have often wondered how many people in the … Continue reading

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The Secret of Survival: Time and Memory #2

I remember a few years back driving somewhere, probably to a meeting, and catching a snatch of a novel read on the radio. A character that had trained as a lawyer found he was unable to practice because he was … Continue reading

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My First Read-Right Therapy Session

In About Alexia I mentioned the Read-Right therapy project at UCL, which aims to help people with reading problems caused by peripheral vision loss. I’ve just tried a therapy session and it’s very interesting and fun to do. There is … Continue reading

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Drawing a line

I guess birds aren’t conscious of flying or fish of swimming. It’s just something they do. From the time I learned to read it’s been something I did naturally, without any conscious effort. However my loss of peripheral vision changed … Continue reading

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About Alexia

When I first heard of hemianopic alexia I thought for a wild moment it referred to a person (there is a name Alexia)! But it actually means problems with reading caused by homonymous hemianopia — loss of peripheral vision on … Continue reading

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