Friday, August 23, 2013

Lilah's Eyes


I took Lilah to see the Optometrist again for her check up. We were amazed to see that the vision in her right eye is now every bit as good as the vision in her left eye! Almost perfect vision... I wasn't even patching anymore and yet it has continued to improve.

I did notice that Lilah had recently started tilting her head, especially when watching tv. It was like she was looking with only one eye. I had no idea what to make of this. Even though both eyes are seeing really well, they are not working together. She is using only one eye at a time and has no depth perception. We are now changing her prescription so that the right eye isn't quite so strong and the left eye is stronger. Forcing both eyes to work harder. We will also be starting some vision therapy to try to get her eyes to start working together.

Lilah's eyes used to look slightly different directions, one to one side, the other to the other side. Now one is looking more up and the other more down. The Optometrist thought it may have to do with the fat injections she had under that eye and that maybe that was pushing up on the eyeball. (Tim laughed). It could also have to do with the bony structure -- her cleft -- shifting and changing.

She is being referred to an Opthomologist at the University Hospital so we will see what he has to say.


Either way... we definitely have experienced some little medical miracles with this girl.


the meaklims said...

Lilah is SO beautiful! And if your Ophthalmologist is anything like ours, you'll be thrilled!

Jessica said...

She is a walking miracle. Some kids find a null point, and find it easier to see at that angle.
she sure is cute :)

Monica said...

Awesome news! What beautiful portraits of Lilah, Paige!