One of my son's has deep set eyes so while one looked a little out of alignment I never thought much of it and his pediatrician didn't catch it. In Kindergarten a nurse caught it. One eye was turning in more and I took him in. He ended up having strabismus with amblyopia. It went untreated so he lost most of the sight in his left eye and we didn't know it. His eyeball is fine it is at the level or the brain...he is cortically blind. So they fit him with glasses (even though it won't help that eye) and we started patching. We signed him up for vision therapy and it is doing a lot better now. Every month he gets a little better. Poor kiddo has no depth perception so they are trying to help him gain some and recover sight.
Oh man, sounds complicated. I asked about patching but she said that if anything like that was done they could probably just cover up one side of the glasses rather than try to get her to wear a patch?
Go to a pediatric ophthalmologist. That is who will fix amblyopia or strabismus. Most know enough about neuro-ophthalmology to determine if that is the cause.
An optometrist will just refer you to a pediatric ophthalmologist anyways.
(I had surgery for both when I was three. Back then, it was an overnight procedure....these days, it's out patient. You will still likely do patching exercises and such. )
That is who we are seeing, a pediatric ophthalmologist. We just wanted to see someone right away and get some feedback while we waited. Although, she made it sound like he's just going to talk about surgery as a solution?? She said definitely keep the appt, he can probably get her prescription more easily than she could.
If she struggled like that at this appointment, is there anyway you can take your husband with you for her June appointment? We've been doing this for years, but I still have to take dh to the one appointment per year where they dialate ds's eyes. It takes three of us- someone holding him, one his head, and one his eyelids, for them to be able to get the spray in. He's five and knows what is coming every May. We go every three months and have no issues the other appointments but the dilation thing is never fun for them. It burns and is uncomfortable and I don't blame them for hating it.
Sorry you didn't get much out of today, I think your June appointment will give you the info you need to take a breath. Hang in there! And thanks for the update!
Oh, wow. Yes, my dh is going to the June appt.! He had already planned on it, but hearing how today went he reminded me that he will be at the June one.