There's really nothing new. Jack saw Dr. Cogen Tuesday afternoon. Dr. Cogen says Jack's optic nerves are flat and pale. This is the same report we've been getting. There is currently no known way to regenerate the optic nerve.
The only new thing he added at this visit was that Jack has an issue with "overcrowding". Dr. Cogen explained that Jack can easily see one object or letter presented in isolation but if he is shown a row of letters or objects, they tend to superimpose upon one another and he cannot make out the individual letters or objects. It makes perfect sense. It's another one of those slap your forehead "I knew that" kind of things.
The report did not bother Jack a bit. He's known longer than any of us that he doesn't see well.
We're going to go back to his vision rehabilitation doctor to see what kind of things she recommends now that he's older. We previously discussed a CCTV for enlarging print but she felt that it was too early. I'm hoping that she help us figure out which kind to get. Jack is VERY interested in letters, spelling, and reading. We'll keep you posted.