Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Eye Muscle Surgery Follow-up

My wife and I have been pleased with our daughter's vision since her eye muscle surgery back in September. Our daughter's eyes are much straighter and they do seem to track together. The healing process was kind of long. She had swollen, bloodshot eyes for quite a few weeks.

At a follow-up appointment our pediatric opthalmologist said that our little one's vision was good but that the surgery actually overcorrected her eyes' alignment a little bit. This isn't a severe issue, but it does mean going back to eye patches again. She'll wear a patch over her left eye for a couple hours each day for eight weeks to allow her brain to bring her right eye back in just a bit.

We've been working with the patch for a few weeks now and things are starting to look more like they should. I'm really hoping this will be the end of my daughter's eye struggles. Her vision is so important. I want to make sure that sees well. If there's one thing I've learned from raising a disabled child it's that you never take your health and abilities for granted! There are just too many things that can go wrong. If you feel healthy and strong be grateful and enjoy it! It's a huge blessing.

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