Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Strabismus Correction

Alyssa's eyes began turning in when she was 4 months old. She was prescribed and began wearing glasses when she was about 7 months. We have noticed with each bit of assistance improvement in her ability to interact not only visually but socially as well.

She had surgery yesterday on her right eye ( eye muscle correction). Her right eye was the strong eye, until her left eye was corrected in April of 2008. After April gradually her right eye began to turn in more. We wanted to correct her strabismus (crossed- eyes) to help her get the most out of her vision field.

The surgery went well. We can see a big difference already. We'll post after surgery pictures soon. Alyssa handled sedation like a champ! (whew) She is now resting comfortably on the couch. We expect that the redness and discomfort to decrease and resolve within in a week. Until then we will spoil her more than usual with hugs, kisses and cuddles.


  1. Yea, to sweet Alyssa. Glad the surgery went well. Can't wait to see new pics, I love the one on this post.

  2. so glad the surgery went well and alyssa is doing good. i absolutely love the photo of alyssa with her brother! can't wait to see more pix!

  3. So happy all went well with the surgery.

    What a great pic above!!!