Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Post-Op Update

I should have put this up on Monday...

We had Kid's first post-op check up this week. The surgeon was THRILLED with the results. Kid (who does often wake up with her left eye turned in) showed great control of her eye and passed all the tests with flying colors.

She was able to get a 20/20 reading with her right eye (with the use of her glasses) but only a 20/30 with her left. She has been losing vision in her left eye over the last year. They ended up dilating her eyes and giving her a full exam. This is obviously time consuming but she was very patient. This was the first exam where she got to have some control over the result (she was able to say if she saw better out of one lens or the other). The result is a new prescription that she CAN see 20/20 with out of both eyes! Yay! It appears that her cataract has changed her astigmatism in her left eye enough that a new prescription was needed... and not that she was losing vision.

So that is that. We are thrilled on both fronts.

21 comments:

Robin said...

Great news!! I was hoping you would let us know how it went. I am thrilled for you.

Julie said...

Great news!! Kid, you rock!!

Southern Fried Girl said...

So the loss is reversible then? I was not sure what you meant there.

I'm glad the surgeon as well as you all are so pleased with the results. That's fab.

And yeah, she is a trooper. I hate eye exams.

Cara said...

That is awesome. Woo hoo!

Haley said...

Yay Kid!!!

Deb said...

That's great news. Congrats to her and you!

Mrs Furious said...

Thanks everyone :)

SFG,
sorry. It had appeared she was losing vision in her left eye but after this exam it was clear that it was due to the change in her astigmatism which was altering her prescription. With new lenses she'll be able to see 20/20 now.

emmyjw said...

YAY KID!!!!! That is such awesome news! We have been so busy doing crazy house projects and I am babysitting so I have been missin your blog! Great to hear that things are going well with Kid's recovery.

Gigs said...

That is fantastic. She's a tough kid! So glad for all of you.

Mary said...

That's so great! And that picture of her is so cute -- she's precious.

michelline said...

That's AWESOME! And this is a wonderful picture of her.

Southern Fried Girl said...

That is FAB!!

And her picture did not load up the first time I read this, but this time it did. What a cutie patootie.

P.O.M. said...

She definately is a tropper. That's a great picture too!

moi.bloggirl said...

Great news!! She is a Trooper.

Mrs Furious said...

Thanks everyone. Her eyes have been alternately a background stress or a major stress for the past 3.5 years. It is a great relief to finally be on the other side of a few of her issues!

Mr F took this pic at swimming last week :)

Shirls said...

wonderful news!! yeah Kid

Kid Art said...

Wonderful news!!!

She is such a cutie!

kt said...

Hooray!! Amazing progress! I hope that she continues to do so well!!

Kiki said...

Woo Hoo!!! Sounds like things are on an upswing in the Furious house!!!! Great Job to Kid for bearing up under the eye exam, I've heard they are uncomfortable to say the least!!!

ashley said...

That IS great to hear. Thanks so much for sharing with us!

Mrs Furious said...

Thanks again everyone :)

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