Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Eye Appointment

Nicholas had a good eye doctor appointment yesterday. These appointments are usually horrible because they have to dilate and numb his eye and use a torture device to hold his eyes open. Well they only dilated his eyes and didn't use the torture device. He is a little near sighted and his left eye is a little worse than the right but no need for glasses right now and we don't have to go back for a year. His left eye is the one that had more laser when he had his ROP surgery so that makes sense that it is worse than the right eye. They also looked at the turning in of his right eye and said that it isn't bad and should correct itself. He also has Horizontal Nystagmus, dancing eyes, which should also correct itself. Both the turning in of the right eye and the nystagmus is nothing new. We have noticed both ever since he came home from the NICU. They also checked his optic nerve. The doctor said that they do this for kids with Hydrocephalus because they can check on the shunt. If there is swelling behind the optic nerve it usually means there is something wrong with the shunt and they will call the neurosurgeon. Nicholas didn't have any swelling and it was nice to have a quick shunt check.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! I am absolutely amazed by your story. That is amazing that Nicholas was born so early. God is truly blessing you and your family. Nicholas is beautiful and he looks like such a joy. I bet he is even teaching you things about yourself that you didn't know (kids have a way of doing that). Thank you for linking up on my blog that I might have an opportunity to visit yours.