Parents Share Story Of Baby’s Successful Eye Surgery After Doctors Failed To Diagnose Her

When Emma was about 6 months old, her parents knew something wasn’t quite right with her eyes. Even though her first doctor failed to diagnose her at her 3 month and 5 month check up. Read below to hear them tell this heart wrenching story.

Parents Share Story Of Baby's Successful Eye Surgery After Doctors Failed To Diagnose HerThe first picture (the blurry one- sorry) was at about 6 months when we had found out that something was wrong with Emma’s eyes. She looks like she is making a funny face, but that’s really how her eyes were at the time.She was born with crooked eyes but her first pediatrician failed to diagnose it at 3 months and at 5 months.

Parents Share Story Of Baby's Successful Eye Surgery After Doctors Failed To Diagnose Her

Emma at 4 months

Parents Share Story Of Baby's Successful Eye Surgery After Doctors Failed To Diagnose Her

Emma at 5 months

Parents Share Story Of Baby's Successful Eye Surgery After Doctors Failed To Diagnose Her

Emma at 6 months

Parents Share Story Of Baby's Successful Eye Surgery After Doctors Failed To Diagnose HerEmma started wearing glasses at around 8 months. She didn’t like that pair too much although she looked adorable.

Parents Share Story Of Baby's Successful Eye Surgery After Doctors Failed To Diagnose Her

Emma at her baptism (8 months)

Parents Share Story Of Baby's Successful Eye Surgery After Doctors Failed To Diagnose HerBecause the pediatrician failed to see her strabismus earlier on, she developed a lazy eye. She has a big preference for her left eye and will use it whenever she can, so we had to patch it in order to force her to use her right eye.

Parents Share Story Of Baby's Successful Eye Surgery After Doctors Failed To Diagnose Her

Emma at about 14 months

Parents Share Story Of Baby's Successful Eye Surgery After Doctors Failed To Diagnose HerSurgery Day. After being on the hospital’s waiting list for almost a year, Emma is ready for surgery. Just seeing this picture brings back all the anxiety of the moment.

Parents Share Story Of Baby's Successful Eye Surgery After Doctors Failed To Diagnose HerPost surgery. First time opening her eyes. The doctor told us that her eyes would feel like sand paper. She was one cranky unhappy baby. It broke our heart.

Parents Share Story Of Baby's Successful Eye Surgery After Doctors Failed To Diagnose HerSleeping on mommy’s arms.

Parents Share Story Of Baby's Successful Eye Surgery After Doctors Failed To Diagnose HerLeaving the hospital with daddy.

Parents Share Story Of Baby's Successful Eye Surgery After Doctors Failed To Diagnose HerSurgery was a success! We had an appointment yesterday and Emma no longer needs to patch or use glasses (for now anyways)! She will need continuous check ups but her sight is much better now. Thanks for reading.

Emma had what is called esotropia-strabismus. It is a form of strabismus, or “squint”, in which one or both eyes turns inward. The condition can be constantly present, or occur intermittently, and can give the affected individual a “cross-eyed” appearance.

Luckily, everything working out with Emma’s surgery. Good job Emma.

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