Isaac's Eyes

I'm sure all of you who have met Isaac have noticed the slight problem with his left eye - how it has a tendency to turn in when he's focusing on something close to his face. I finally had an opportunity to take him to a pediatric ophthalmologist last Friday and we now know what the problem is.

Isaac's appointment went well, though I'm sure if you ask him, he'll tell you all about how he DID NOT like the 'white stuff' they put in his eyes (they had to dilate his pupils). We found out that the problem is actually a form of farsightedness caused by muscles in the inner corners of both of his eyes, not just the left one. These muscles are too tight and unfortunately the problem can't be fixed with glasses or time (he was really hoping he would get some cool glasses like his brother Austin!). He is scheduled for surgery to correct the problem on November 29th, a quick out-patient procedure. He's going to go in at 6:30 am, so we'll probably spend the night before in a hotel near the clinic. He shouldn't need any special treatment after the surgery and the doctor has assured me that except for a little bit of blood in the whites of Isaac's eyes (which will diminish slowly), he'll be just fine to run around and play as usual shortly after the surgery. The doctor also said that Isaac's condition is not too unusual and he usually does 12 to 15 of these corrective procedures a month. I'm glad we're getting this done now, before the issue really begins to affect Isaac's learning process.

For those of you who got my email, this post is really just the same email re-posted. I put it up here for those of you that I don't have an email for, or who might only keep in touch with me over Facebook.

I'll keep everyone posted on how things go.


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