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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Eye Doctor

Last week Lexie had a appointment with the eye doctor. Her doctor, Dr. Schatz is a Neuro- Optometrist and I was really excited about meeting her because her clients are mostly children with neurological impediments. She only visits Wilford Hall once a month so we had to be there really early to see her. Thankfully, Lexie is a 'go with the flow' kind of gal so she didn't mind the early wake-up call. As soon as we got there they tried to do a eye exam but Lexie just wouldn't hold still. She kept turning away from the light, I had to hold her down and the doctor had to hold her face in one direction and then try to look with the scope on the other hand. After that they dilated her eyes and we waited for about 15 minutes and then we tried again with another exam. For such a little girl she can really be quite difficult about staying still. I am sure any person walking by would of laughed because it took two grown woman to hold down such a tiny baby. She didn't like the doctor looking in her eye and would push the scope away. I even had a hard time holding her down. It took the doctor a couple tries just to look in each eye. However, after all that, the doctor thinks that she has a perfect set of eyes and doesn't feel that her eyesight is in any way affected by the hyrdo. She looked at Lexie's CT scan and feels that everything in her brain that deals with her sight is right where it should be and not damaged. She even said that in children who have hydrocephalus, they often cannot move their eyes to the outer corner of their eye, it is either mid line or it sits in the inner part of their eye. Lexie's eyes go from one direction to the other just fine. Needless to say, that was a great day!

1 comment:

Autumn said...

That's awesome!!