Saturday, June 7, 2008

Zella's Eyes

Zella had a four month check-up with her pediatric opthamologist Dr. Suh. Overall her appointment went really well. Her degree of eye turn improved with glasses. It was 5-8 at her last appointment and is now only 2-3 (with glasses). Without glasses her eye turn got worse, going from 10-15 to 20-30. Dr. Suh was happy with her progress and didn't find anything unusual. Her farsightedness did improve slightly and she is getting new glasses with a 10% weaker prescription.

She has accomodative (improved/fixed with glasses) infantile (since birth) esotropia (inward eye turn/cross-eye). Because her eye turn is greatly improved with glasses they will not perform surgery. We feel very lucky Zella has such excellent care!

It was hard to pick out new glasses because there are not a lot of options for such young kids. She is getting "comfort cables"...the bows curve all away around the ear which helps keep them on. I'm hoping it'll be an improvement over the dreaded strap that holds her glasses on right now. They're pink with outlines of rubber duckies. Pretty cute.

We get the new glasses in ten days and I will post pictures as soon as I can.