Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Another day, another doctor (eye)

Tuesday was our fun day at the eye doctors. First we got to take Genny into her opthamologist. Her eyes had gotten a little worse since her exam last year. She is still very farsighted. Little kids are normally farsighted, and they allow up to a +2 in both eyes w/o being treated. Genny is a +8 in her right eye and +6.5 in her left eye. The eye doc was a little concerned about a stigmatism in her right eye, as that eye is getting progressively worse. She gave her a stronger prescription for her glasses and we got to go back in 3-months to see if her right eye gets stronger. If not, then we will discuss doing an eye patch and/or drops to try and strengthen her right eye. We had a lot of fun picking out new glasses for Miss Genny (note the sarcasm). Genny loves her rainbow glasses, but unfortunately they don't make that style anymore. So, the new glasses were either too big, too little, or too sloppy (a new phrase Genny made up for the occasion). We just decided to pick out a pink round frame similar to her old glasses, and well, she will just have to like them. The new glasses should be here in a week, so I'll post pics on how the new glasses look and go over with Miss Gen.
We got to spend Tuesday afternoon at Elijah's ROP doctor. We still don't have the go ahead to bring Elijah to the opthamologist. The ROP doc wants to watch Eli until his ROP has completely regressed. The good news is that Eli's retinas are developing normally now, meaning the laser surgery was successful. Eli is still on the dilating eye drops twice a day and he didn't want to wean him off them just yet. We get to go back to the ROP doc in another month.
I think the ROP doc keeps forgetting how old Eli really is b/c of how little he still looks. I was discussing how I was worried that Eli still wasn't really tracking or looking at faces. When Eli does try and focus, his eyes cross a ton. It only gets worse when he tires, and then he is always cross-eyed. The doc said that eye crossing is considered normal until 6-months of age (Eli is adjusted 3.5 mths). The fact that it is more dominant in the eye that we already know is weaker, his left eye b/c it actually developed plus disease and a ridge that was lasered off, and the fact that Eli does it all of the time he said was definitely something to watch. We got to make an appointment w/ the pediatric opthamologist specialist for 2-days after we see the ROP doc next month. So, both of my itty bits will be getting some new specs in another month and we will probably have two tiny pirates in our house. Genny seemed happy at the thought of her baby brother having glasses just like her. She said, he'll need really really little glasses.

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