Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: The cold, crazy north
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Welllll, everyone's different, but for us...
Z's glasses are 'healing' her eyes.
She had/has a massive hemangioma around over her right eye. It started growing at approx. six weeks of age. By eight weeks, her eye was swollen shut. When they ran various tests, the paediatric opthamologist expressed concern that critical nerves running from her eye to her brain were not being properly 'connected'.
We had her on prednisone for eight months to control swelling (a hemangioma is vascular in nature) and then she had a series of steroid injects at that time to finish off the process.
Z's glasses/patching are assisting her eye in remaking connections to her brain. They are also retraining her eyes to work in tandem. They are also allowing the 'good' eye to take a break, while forcing the 'bad' eye to work harder.
The opthamologist here in town is very confident that she'll need patching for the next eighteen months, and glasses (hopefully!) for only the next three years.
At that point in time, her eyes should be sufficiently strengthened to work on their own. The fact is, Z doesn't have a vision problem persay, it's a nerve/connection issue and strength regeneration issue.
Full time working mom to two bright and busy little girls!