Forum: Children with Vision, Hearing & Sensory Issues
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DD is almost 7 months. I had noticed once in a while that her one eye seemed to turn in but no one else ever noticed. Then I started noticing that in some pictures it showed up very obviously but it was always on pics taken indoors with a flash so I chalked it up to the flash making her eyes go funny.
Then about 2 weeks ago I took some pics outside and it showed up then as well. These pics were taken in natural light with no flash. Her Dr checked her eye and thought maybe he noticed it but wasn't positive. So I brought him the pictures and he could really see it.
Now we have an appointment with a pediatric eye dr. How do they test an infant though? What should I expect to happen and if her eye is definitely turning in then what do they normally do to treat it.
To check it they will hold up these glass prism thingies over her eye and thenlook at her.
Now as far as what they will do is up to the doctor and the degree of the turn also how often it turns. They will also check her vision to see if the eye is turning due to eye weakness. Like if one eye sees better then the other. She might need glasses she might not. Also if its one eye they may suggest doing patching to strengthen the weaker eye. If its more severe they will do a muscle surgery to correct. I would say that from what you say, surgery is not going to be needed at this time. they may just wait and see.
My daughter is going for the surgery in July
I'm sorry you're daughter has to have the surgery but I hope it helps her. My daughter's eye doesn't turn all of the time but it seems to be getting progressively worse so even though it's not bad now I wonder what it will be like in another few months.
I have no idea how they'd get a baby to wear glasses!
you'd be amained!!! lol Avery wears contacts and she is only 10 months old. Has been in them since 4 months old. Glasses are not an option for her though.
Talk to your eye doctor. Don't worry about it till you se a doc and can ask them some of your concerns
Sounds like your daughter may have a weaker eye or a lazy muscle in the eye that turns.
The Dr. will likely take a look and see what is going on. Usually they do patching before they even consider surgery. My son had to have the surgery because patching wasn't doing it, he has other eye issues as well, & it made a big difference. They don't often do it unless they're sure patching won't eventually help.