Monday, May 26, 2008

Strabismus Surgery & My Fashionista

Curious as to what eyes look like in the days after Strabismus surgery?

UPDATE: Thanks for stopping by to all of our visitors world-wide from strabismus websites. If you have questions, please leave your email address in comments or email me directly (click CONTACT in the menu bar). I am happy to share more details about our experiences but will not be able to tell you if this surgery is right for you or your child. I also cannot tell you if this will cure your condition. Additionally, you can search this blog for strabismus in the navbar at the top of the blog or click the strabismus label below to see other related posts and pictures.

She's doing great regardless of how it looks. Besides, it gave us a reason to buy shades.

My future's so bright, I gotta wear shades!


17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Such nice pictures, looks like it was a nice day. I miss you guys so much!!!!! Cant wait to see you all soon (2-3WKS). Thinking of a get together. Love Ya all- YO SIS LIZ!

Michelle said...

Hi! I'm new here - RK sent me over. Our little Ruby is getting set for eye surgery in August, and I had some questions. So, I came to this older post, to take a quick peek at sweet Sophie!

You have a beautiful family!

JRS said...

Hey Michelle,
I would be happy to answer your questions. Have rk give you my number or email (don't want to post them here)and we can chat.
Your Ruby is a doll and I love her name. (It was on my list).
Thanks!

toddlerglasses said...

Thank you so much for posting this. My daughter will have strabismus surgery next month and I have been wondering what her eyes will look like in those first few days afterwards.

JRS said...

toddlerglasses-
You're very welcome. I'm glad it was helpful to you. Good luck to you and your daughter on her surgery. Honestly, after the anesthesia wore off and she was back to herself, it wasn't too terribly bad of a recovery.
---JRS

Anonymous said...

Hello, I am older (22) and have an outward turn of my left eye since I was small. I came across this site while searching the surgery and was hoping to possibly be able to ask you some questions about it. I would be so very appreciative. Thank you for listening.

Sincerely,
Kelly

JRS said...

Kelly,
Leave me your email and I'll be happy to chat.
---Jen

Sonia said...

Hello, my name is Sonia imfixen to be 25 in may and am looking into getting surgery for my eyes too. i know you here this alot but i would like it if i could ask you a few questions to calmmy nerves and go for it. by the way you have such a beautiful family.

JRS said...

Sonia,
Please leave your email address in another comment or email me directly using CONTACT in the menu bar. I'll be happy to chat with you about our experiences.
---JRS

Helen Oh said...

My 7 month old son was just diagnosed with strabismus (esotropia). I've just started my researching and would love to ask you some questions. can you contact me at helenxmelon@gmail.com? Thanks in advance!

Anonymous said...

Hi! My name is Peter. I'm from California and 28 yrs. old. I got diagnosed with strabismus when i was 2 yrs. old. My right almost can't see and can't control the movement. Is there a chance that it can be fix?

Thanks

Anonymous said...

Hello my son is going to be 2 n he got diagnosed with strabismus he's getting surgery in november n would like to ask u a couple of questions my email is legnar15@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Hello, my name is Kwellin and I am 31 years old. I initially had strabismus surgery in 1982 on the outer muscles in my eyes which didn't correct the problem. I had alternating exotropia in both eyes with no depth perception and my left eye was the dominant eye. Also, I had limited periphreal vision in the right eye as well. I had muscle surgery 13 days ago and so far so good. They didn't correct the left eye because that is the dominant one that was always usually in focus anyway so they aligned the right eye. Some pain and nausea after surgery and I needed a week to recover but I am glad I finally went through with it and would recommend to any adult considering having it.

Anonymous said...

When I was approximately 5 years old, (1959-1960?) my parents had the strabismus surgery done on me. This worked well until I was 52, after the left eye had been moving
once again to the left. This had started slowly about 2-3 years after cataract surgery on both eyes, but I do not connect the two.

Shorty after the surgery, the Dr. performed Laser eye surgery to clear up some areas that appeared cloudy. In the most recent surgery, the Dr. operated on the right eye, as there previous scar tissue from the surgery when I was 5 years old.

I'm in the process of scheduling another surgery, and will request and hope he works on the left eye. Is there a professional online that would agree my requesting the left eye, rather than use the right eye for a 3rd surgery? Thanks for having this forum to discuss in as an anonymous person, as if the Dr. read this, he could be upset at my questioning his decision.

Anonymous said...

I had surgery at age six. Perfect results that lasted! Last year, at 42, I started catching slight turns, and it just got a lot worse. I was hoping it was just age and they could change my Rx or something, but I just scheduled surgery again to correct.

I learned that surgery now involves adjustable sutures so that if there is reoccurrence, they can do it in a minor adjustment procedure instead of redoing it.

I also learned that they try not to do surgery on the same muscles twice, as there is already trauma on those.

Interesting stuff...nice to see that i'm not alone!

dpmartin said...

My grandson just turned 2 months old and has extropia with a left eye dominant. Is it too early to do anything?

amy sue said...

HI! This sight is great! My son just started with a left eye problem (his eye goes inward.) He is scheduled for an MRI but the eye doctor is thinking surgery. Can someone please e-mail me as I have tons of questions. Thanks so much!
Amy.thren@qacps.org