Friday, September 14, 2007

Eyes update

We saw the opthamologist yesterday. Matilda's surgery will be on Weds Nov 14. Three of the four horizontal muscles around her eyes will be cut and either loosened or tightened. This will hopefully get her closer to using both eyes together, rather than independently. It's day surgery, and if there are no complications, she should be back at daycare, etc, the following Monday.
We also discovered that M will never be able to be a commercial or fighter pilot (commerical and military aviation industries are out), or an opthamologist, as even with the surgeries, she will not develop stereopsis (true depth perception). We're not too concerned about that at this stage, but apparently she won't ever have proper depth perception.
Until the surgery, we need to keep up the patching to keep her eyes even, but now alternating between the two eyes, and for just one hour a day. The girls at daycare are awesome with her patches now ... I just need to work on being so good about them during home days ...

2 comments:

Rhonda said...

Been there, done that... She also will probably have difficulty with sports involving balls, especially rapidly moving small balls coming through the air (like tennis or squash... even netball). And she might not be comfortable with open stairs and railings either.

James said...

At least there's some measure of fixableness about her eyes. Hope it all goes well for her and you come the big day.