Log In Sign Up

DD's eye turning inward


Forum: Children with Vision, Hearing & Sensory Issues

Notices

Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to boards@justmommies.com.

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To Children with Vision, Hearing & Sensory Issues LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
  #1  
May 26th, 2010, 08:02 AM
SusieQ2's Avatar Jersey Girl
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 39,051
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.
__________________





Reply With Quote
  #2  
May 26th, 2010, 03:12 PM
Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 41,401
Send a message via Yahoo to nvr.4.gtn
hi and welcome to the board.

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
__________________

Made by Trish!!!! <3<3<3

Reply With Quote
  #3  
May 26th, 2010, 06:09 PM
SusieQ2's Avatar Jersey Girl
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 39,051
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!
__________________





Reply With Quote
  #4  
May 31st, 2010, 01:35 PM
Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 41,401
Send a message via Yahoo to nvr.4.gtn
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
__________________

Made by Trish!!!! <3<3<3

Reply With Quote
  #5  
June 2nd, 2010, 09:42 AM
SusieQ2's Avatar Jersey Girl
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 39,051
Wow I didn't know an infant could wear contacts! Learn something new every day!
__________________





Reply With Quote
  #6  
June 5th, 2010, 12:03 PM
Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 41,401
Send a message via Yahoo to nvr.4.gtn
lol yes they can! She has to though as I said. Its the most common thing to give a cataract baby.
__________________

Made by Trish!!!! <3<3<3

Reply With Quote
  #7  
July 1st, 2010, 06:49 AM
Member
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 33
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.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:22 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0