Thursday, November 19, 2009
We visited the Opthalmogist today just after 2pm and didn't leave the office until 5pm. Jackson has Congenital Esotropia Intermittent Strabismus. This is where both of his eyes turn inward intermittently and he cannot use them together. He does however, have full use of both eyes, even though he is a little farsighted.
We scheduled surgery for December 22nd with a Physician that specializes in Strabismus and this should realign his eyes. Until then, we will patch his right eye everyday with an Orthopedic Eye Patch for 2 hours to strengthen his left eye (the weaker of the two).
We were aware of this diagnosis and researched this condition prior to adopting Jack. The news today was what we were expecting.
We have not posted any pictures that shows the severity of Jackson's inward turning eye, but plan to do so after the surgery.