Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Kenzie`s Optometrist Appointment

Today we had an appointment with Kenzie at Maine Eye Center. The doctor she saw is an Optometrist that specializes with young children. Her primary care doctor referred us here because a couple of times he thought he saw a misalignment in her eyes and wanted it checked out. It was a very long appointment with Kenzie getting her eyes dilated.  In the end the doctor very quickly determined she had fourth nerve palsy which basically means one of her eye nerves or muscles is weaker than the other causing the eyes to be misaligned, and is also the root cause of her head tilt as she is tilting her head to compensate for the misalignment.

The cure for this requires surgery. It will be a minor 10 to 15 minute eye surgery where they weaken the other eye muscle in order to help balance them out and make them stronger. The doctor said they normally don't suggest this on a first visit but Kenzie`s was pronounced enough to need it. It will require Kenzie to get general anesthesia so she will be knocked out. We don't have a date for this yet but will be in late April at the earliest. As we know more we will get more information out there.

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