My 4 year old daughter's eye surgery

Jacquelyn - posted on 12/15/2008 ( 8 moms have responded )

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I had heard from some very helpful mom's regarding their children's eye surgery, but I can't find where the messages are now. I appreciated hearing from others regarding this and now I am struggling with how to talk to her about what is happening. If anyone has ideas of how I can go about this, it would be most

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Jacquelyn - posted on 03/02/2011

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My daughter had surgery on her muscles. They moved the muscles in both eyes to try and correct them. This was a few years ago and her eyes look great. It was very scary while she was in surgery, but it was quick. The doctor and the hospital staff were great and really made me feel at ease. Good luck! I am sure he is going to do great!

Donna - posted on 03/02/2011

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hi my son is going in on friday the 4th of march 2011 for his eyes to get them done sqint eye surgery on both eyes and i am ****ing my self hahaha dose any1 know whats its like? or cant tell me something about it i know what the docters have said but it would been nice to hear from other mams xx

User - posted on 12/15/2008

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Yeah the glasses for Nickolis is so that he can see..he's pretty much blind close up without them. The patching is just to get his brain to use the eye. But from what we understand from the pediatric opthamologist, is that the vision and strabismus is not connected so he has two problems. You can definately notice it in Nickolis. Although it didn't show up until he hit a year old, then it changed dramatically after we noticed it. I agree as scarey as it is, it is the right thing to do. I wouldn't know how to talk to her about it. I mean I have a daughter who is almost 4, and I am pretty honest with her. I talk to her like I would another adult and encourage her to ask questions. Is there some sort of book out there that talks about it? The eye surgery I mean..they have kids books for everything. Well, good luck with it. I am keeping you in my thoughts!

Jacquelyn - posted on 12/15/2008

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We have been seeing an eye doctor since I first notice it. They kept hoping it would correct itself. Now it's just getting worse and she is having a little trouble with her depth perception. They also told me glasses or a patch won't make any difference. Most people don't seem to notice it unless they spend a lot of time with her. I am very scared for the surgery, but I know it's the right thing to do. We have gone to a few doctors and they all agree. I am worried aobut talking to her about it since she is at an age where she is aware of what is going on.

User - posted on 12/15/2008

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That's what Nickolis has actually. We hoped that the glasses would correct it but they didn't. He's extremely farsighted and has the strabismus. I call it a lazy eye because i get asked ALOT about his eyes because he's so young and wears glasses. I get stopped quite a bit! I never knew about the reading thing..thanks for the info, we were never told that..we are trying to strengthen the vision in his right eye with daily patching (not going well) before they do the surgery..they don't want to do the surgery too soon if they can improve the vision.

Jacquelyn - posted on 12/15/2008

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Teresa,

She has something that is sort of like a lazy eye. They need to move the muscles in both of her eyes in order to correct it. The technical name is Strabismus. They have told me that if she doesn't have the surgery then she may have a lot of difficulty learning to read. We brought her to a few doctors and they all say the same thing.

User - posted on 12/15/2008

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What kind of eye surgery is it? My son is 22 mths and has been wearing glasses since he was 16mths..he has to go for surgery eventually to correct his lazy eye. It's scary to think he's going to have to deal with this so young. You just want to protect them. Good luck!

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