Thursday, November 19, 2009

Helping patients

I had one of those special moments yesterday when I saw a young five year old little girl for a follow up on her lazy eye. We were lucky to have her parents bring her in at an early age to help her with her problem. She had a lazy left eye due to the eye being very farsighted. Her eye was turning in. We prescribed glasses for her and actually had her wearing one contact lens in the affected eye for awhile. In addition, we prescribed patching the good eye which forced her to look out of the lazy one. Yesterday she showed complete reversal of the lazy eye. Her depth perception was normal. We were very excited. This is a case that could have turned into a permanent lazy eye if it was not caught early enough. Due to her alert pediatrician who made the referral and our care were able to solve her problems.

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