Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The good news is...

The doctor was able to squeeze William in for an appointment this evening. He did a full examination including a Bruckner Test. The white glow in William's eye is not due to something really nasty. What a relief! It's still not a good sign, but it's nothing catastrophic. Essentially, his vision is very poor and he's using only one eye to fix on what he sees. He needs glasses asap so we'll go get them ordered tomorrow and hope we get them soon. The pediatric ophthalmologist wants to see him back in 8 weeks to see if the glasses help him to use both of his eyes and also help him to be able to focus. Apparently, the poor guy sees blurry and double all the time.



I urge all of you with small children to consider getting their eyes checked. Vision problems can be greatly improved if treatment (in William's case, glasses and possibly more patching and maybe surgery) is given while their vision is still developing. We all want to do the best for our children, right?

3 comments:

Lissa said...

This is such a relief to hear! I'm so glad that it's nothing scary. A friend of mine has a 10 year old daughter that had similar vision problems as William. She started wearing glasses when she was nine or 10 months old. She's had surgery to correct the muscles in her right eye several times over the years. She went from having a VERY strong prescription to almost none. Eventually she won't have to wear them at all.

Mommy Shoes said...

I am glad to hear that this is not as serious as it might have been. I concur with getting the early eye check. Our ped recommends it by nine months and we are scheduled for one next week it took forever to get in without any existing problems). The pediatric opthamologist's office was so confused since there has been no indication of a problem, but I have been adamant about just checking it out given how poor the vision is of both parental units.

Mrslady1975 said...

I am so very relieved! I have been keeping you guys in my prayers. I have bad vision too and its great that your docs listened to you. Hopefully now, you can get William treated and he won't have too many issues with his eyes as he grows up.