My sweet baby was born with two lazy eyes. She had little or no depth perception, which means she couldn't see 3-D objects. She may have had problems doing such tasks as driving, playing golf or billiards and god knows what else. She was also born with the problem that her eyes were not fused. Which means she didn't have fused vision like most people. Where the two eyes move together at the same time. She had the problem of one eye would look at you and the other would just do what ever it wanted. From what I've been told by the doctor her problem is probably hereditary, inherited by my father. My father was also born with a lazy eye and had surgery to correct it back in the 80's.
The part about the diagnose that crushed me was that the surgery would probably not correct the depth perception problems or fuse her vision. This was something that she would have to live with the rest of her life. As a parent that just ripped me up inside. The doctor explained she would do her best to realign the eyes to look as straight as possible.
Let me catch you up to speed. We had another doctors appointment this past Friday to check on my little hero's eye progress. The assistant came in and did all the routine measurements and exam. The assistant kept saying how happy she was about our little ones progress and that her eyes looked perfect. She also stated that it looked like she had full depth perception now and that her eyes were fusing. What? I was shocked. I had no idea this would be an outcome of the surgery. Once the doctor came in she confirmed what her assistant had explained to us. I was so confused and had a million questions.
The doctor explained that it wasn't impossible that her eyes could fuse and that she would be left with perfect depth perception. It just didn't happen very often. The chances were slim that the surgery would correct these type of eye problems. I got the impression that this type of success had never happened to this Pediatric Ophthalmologist before. The doctor and the assistant were almost gitty with joy. I was still a little shocked and amazed that this wonderful outcome happened to my little girl. Did I just experience a miracle? I have to say that I think I did. I'm so extremely happy that my little girl can finally see just like every other child with healthy eyes. I prayed and hoped that she would be okay and that this surgery would work and improve her life. Thank god it did.
To top this perfect miracle off, our little one will obviously not be needing a second surgery. Yippie! I'm just bursting full of happiness. The only thing we have to deal with now is the doctor visits every three months to monitor her eyes. (Sigh)
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