Recently discovered that after a few weeks of intense piano practice I tend to get a little dizzy at the keyboard. My genius eye doctor friend listened to my symptoms, made a preliminary guess as to the cause and confirmed it a few weeks later when I got out to see her.
It seems to fall in the category of “one more thing that’s not good but isn’t going to kill you either.” I thought the name of my syndrome had a sort of heavy metal feel to it, so I wrote a little song to celebrate its having been positively identified…
Sung/shouted/grunted in mostly one note (metallica style):
“It’s INTERMITTENT EXOTROPIA!!!
When you’ve got LAZY EYES!!!
It’s INTERMITTENT EXOTROPIA
…When they poop out to the sides
Don’t try to sleep with one eye open
Cause it won’t help a bit
You got to do your pencil pushups
To get yer peepers fit.”