Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Eye Doctor

Last week Bennett had an appointment with an eye doctor to see what we can do to fix her left eye. Since birth her eye has turned to the inside, making her crossed eyed. Dr Riley examined and dilated her eyes and came to the conclusion that the muscles in her left eye are weak and possibly did not develop correctly. So we will be patching her good eye everyday for 6-8 hours and she will be wearing glasses! I went and ordered the glasses last Friday so we should have them by the end of the week. We see Dr Riley again on April 21 to determine if the patch and glasses are helping to strengthen her eye. Overall he does not think that the glasses will help at all and that the patch could help a little, but Bennett will more than likely end up having surgery to correct the muscles. He wants to wait until she is between 12 and 16 months old before going ahead with any kind of surgery, but this type of eye condition will not get better with time. Bennett is taking to the patch just fine, she doesn't seem to mind it at all. Conrad thinks she looks like a pirate!

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