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Spotlight on: Connor Mainland 💥

“In February I noticed some floaters in my vision, I freaked out as they didn’t appear to disappear and after reading about floaters they tend to come after blinking/moving your eyes around. Soon after this I noticed static like spots in my vision and migraines. I saw an optician who sent me to the hospital for further eye exams, I was diagnosed as having benign floaters. Shortly after new things started happening, after images, static like spots in my vision, migraines. I collapsed at work due to severe migraine. I saw a neurologist and was diagnosed with Visual Snow Syndrome after a CT scan and numerous eye tests. Only after stopping freaking out, reducing anxiety and starting to improve my sleep, I’ve noticed vast improvements in my snow. I believe anxiety caused mine, and that it is now getting better! It’s great there are pages like this to make you feel normal and like you are not the only one, and I’m happy there are organisations like this to help people like me understand what’s happening, and it’s not the end of the world! I hope there is a cure for this disease one day, but I truly believe anxiety caused mine, and keeping on top of that will help me live with this lifelong condition without any adverse effects to my normal life. Anyone reading this who suffers with Visual Snow, happy to share the things I’ve changed in my life. (Diet, sleep, vitamins, exercise, meditation, anti glare glasses, sunglasses). All of which have helped me adapt to the snow. I still suffer with a vast amount of floaters, photopsia, phosphenes, static and after images, but I am learning to live with the new normal, thanks to pages like this and the tips provided.”

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New Visual Snow Syndrome Study!

The VSI has been working with Dr. Tsang in California and Dr. Shidlofsky in Texas. Both doctors have been highly successful in reducing, and in some cases, eliminating symptoms of Visual Snow Syndrome in their patients. When we learned that their philosophies and methods were strikingly similar and effective, the VSI put them in contact with each other. They are now collaborating on an enhanced VSS protocol. They will be accepting new patients for this study.

Today, the VSI will be releasing a series of informational videos on our YouTube channel in which Dr. Tsang and Dr. Shidlofsky discuss their experience in treating VSS. The VSI will also post video testimonials from their patients. We are enthusiastic and optimistic to share Dr. Tsang’s and Dr. Shidlofsky’s insights with the VSS community. If you would like to make an appointment with either Dr. Tsang or Dr. Shidlofsky, their contact information will appear at the end of each video. Watch the videos here:

We recognize that the majority of people with VSS cannot travel to California or Texas to take part in this study. Therefore, once the study has concluded, Dr. Tsang and Dr. Shidlofsky have agreed to make a series of instructional videos that will show their step-by-step protocol, which can be done at home. They will offer suggestions and techniques that will allow the use of household items versus in-office medical equipment. The VSI will also make these videos available.

We would like to thank Dr. Tsang, Dr. Shidlofsky, Kelsey NaPier, and Michael Neustifter for their kind and generous contribution to the VSS community.

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