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October 10th, 2010, 03:34 PM
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Seamus has been "wearing" his patch since July (its a fight but some days were good others not) and his vision got worse and his eye straightness only a little better not very noticeable. We are moving on to Atropine the eye dilating drops. We have to do it 5 days a week at night after he's gone to bed and it will cause his good eye to blur out so he has to use his bad eye. I'm scared this will cause problems with his SPD and more behavioral issues cause he will be frustrated.
With his glasses on his vision in his right eye was 20/30 and in his left it was 20/70 (don't know the -/+ but he's farsighted).
Anyone had to go through the drops and have any advice?
If his eye hasn't gotten any straighter we will schedule surgery on the eye in January.

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October 11th, 2010, 04:28 PM
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It will cause headaches, we used them for almost a year I think and he started having headaches. He had surgery June 2009 and while it helped the muscles that then were over acting now he has some underacting and will have surgery again in 4-5 years.

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October 20th, 2010, 07:37 AM
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I don't have personal experience with this. BUT from what I have learned at the aphakic board (when the lens of the eye is removed) that like above it will cause headaches so if he acts crabby, or whiney I would go ahead and give tylonal.

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