Wednesday, January 20, 2010
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.