Today was THE day. I knew there was a posibility (ok, a big posibility) of Gaby getting eyeglasses, but I still had the hope that the eyepatches were going to be enough for now.
Normally a car gets better when it goes to the mechanic, and a computer gets fixed when it goes to the technitian, and a child looks healthy when it goes to the peditrician, but this was NO the time. Gaby was worse than ever, and her eye were accomodating a lot. She told me that it was WAY more noticiable today, and it was true.

She gave us Gaby's final diagnosed... She has "Endrotropía Alterna Acomodativa plus Hipermetropía"... I know, I know, that is in Spanish, but doing the the translation hasnt been very good... I think it is: Refractive Accommodative Esotropia and Hypermetropy. We had part of that diagnosed last time, but we were not sure about how bad was the Hypermetropy part for sure.

So, what is this?
Accommodative Esotropia is a condition that usually affects really farsighted people. There are two systems that must work together in the brain for the eyes to work together and see properly: accommodation (focusing) and convergence (eye turning). When the eyes turn in to point at something, keeping it single rather than double, they also focus for that same distance to make the object clear. Vice versa, when the eyes focus to make something clear, they also turn in to keep the object they are focusing on single rather than double. Sometimes, really farsighted people focus (accommodate) too much to make things clear, which causes the eyes to turn in too much (esotropia). This is commonly called crossed eyes.*

Hypermetropy is A condition of the eye in which, through shortness of the eyeball or fault of the refractive media, the rays of light come to a focus behind the retina; farsightedness. In hypermetropia, vision for distant objects, although not better absolutely, is better than that for near objects, and hence, the individual is said to be farsighted. It is corrected by the use of convex glasses.**

Now, we will be glasses hunting, and just wish we could find an eyeglass that Gaby would really like and would agree to wear. She will still need the eyepatch 5 hours a day for 5 days a week, so let's just hope for the best. Surgery will be 40% probable, so we have hope for it to solve with this treatments first.

Posted by Anelys Perez On 4:14 PM 1 comment

1 Lovely comments :

Heather said...

Oh i know its not what you were hoping for but i am so proud your handling it so well and i know gaby will find glasses she loves. GL!



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