Monday, August 15, 2011

Pediatric Ophthalmologist

We have been concerned about Lynlee's eyes for quite a few months, and every well-child check-up our doctor has measured them and checked them.  At Lynnie's 9 month appointment, our doctor said she still thought they OK, but that we should probably go to the Pediatric Ophthalmologist just in case.  When I called the Moran Eye Center, the first appointment they had available was October 6.  Then the scheduler checked the Riverton Hospital location (instead of the U) and found they had a cancellation and an opening today.  The scheduler started screaming and got so excited!  He said that usually people are yelling at him, and it was great to give us great news.

We got there and were taken back pretty quickly.  Ellie was not feeling well (and had thrown up 5 times the night before) but she was a good sport as long as she was on daddy's shoulder or sitting in Lynlee's stroller.

The ophthalmologist measured Lynlee for a while and said that she measured normal, just a little far-sighted (which is normal for babies).  But he could see without his instruments what was making us nervous (her right eye seems to look towards the center more than her left eye).  So he put dilating drops in her eyes and sent us back to the waiting room to wait for 25 minutes for the drops to take effect.

When he remeasured Lynlee, he said that there was a slight variance, but still not enough to make him nervous.  He said her eyelids are different in their folds, and that makes it look like her eyes are off.  But, he wants to see us again in 3 months (after the helmet is off) to remeasure and make sure her far-sightedness is still in the normal range.  If we need treatment then, Lynlee will get glasses.  I am glad it was such good news!
on the way out, we found this turtle

1 comment:

Kelly said...

So glad she is doing well. HOpe E is feeling better by now.


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