Glad our responses helped a bit!!!
I also just wanted to note that they are making leaps and bounds with research / treatment for ON patients who don't regain their vision on their own.
Check out these trials that are currently underway, some finishing up this year!
http://www.tevaclinicaltrials.com/Acute ... fault.aspx
And I know that my Neuro-Opthamolgist is currently doing a treatment trial with ON patients who don't regain their vision. I can't remember the name of the treatment. I believe that it involves stem cells. Currently it's only being tested on women though as one side effect is lactation. But from my understanding, people are regaining vision when they otherwise weren't. I think the abbreviation for the trial is ONTT, if you want to google it. (It's in Canada).
So, keep your ear to the ground and get yourself in any treatment trials, providing the risk of side effects is not too high. It must be a personal, educated decision.
Anyways..... wishing you a MERRY CHRISTMAS as well!!!!!
Please post any progress that you've made!!!!