I read an article about your findings on NPR's website and I have a possible thought why dressmakers may develop such precise stereoscopic vision vs other similar workers: Their materials are often of a very uniform texture and pattern that would lend themselves to confusion of binocular vision. Thus they are constantly re-training their eyes to assure they are focusing on the exact same point in a field of vision that lends itself to eye-crossing and missed focus.
this is an excellent hypothesis of why it could happen. thank you for your input on this!
Hi ,I am an Australian Mum ( ex nurse ) who has a 33 year old daughter , we are both dressmakers and avid handsewers.
Last year (2018)Kate , who is 33 years old had neurosurgery for a large ependymoma of the fourth ventricle. After a 13 hour surgery and effective removal she was left with some cranial nerve problems , initially she had no swallow reflex or cough reflex, speech problems and vision problems. The swallow reflex took a good Monti to recover and during this time we encouraged her to “ visualise “ recovery . Her speech improved also with speech poathology, physical rehab ect .
At this stage she still has double vision which is helped with patching one eye ( with patches she sews herself)
Unfortunately a few months after surgery she developed Oculapalatal Myoclonus with a vertical nystagmus I both eyes . Dr Christian Leueck ( Canberra) has said that this is most likely permenant, which her neurosurgeons do not want to believe , just as we don’t .
Kate is in good spirits mostly , but this is a depressing diagnosis . We constantly encourage her to push the boundaries ( with sewing, craft , physical programmes , neuro physiotherapy.
I am encouraged with latest research on neuroplasticity.
We would be interested inyour thoughts.
Sincerely, Alexandra Kelly