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Old Apr 29th, 2016, 18:27 PM   11
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Yes I agree Google isn't great for times like this. Although it does make me feel like I'm doing something while I'm waiting rather than just sitting and waiting. I hadn't really worried about it today until this evening when I took a picture of her and the flash went off, her eyes show up different on it, sometimes there is a red eye on one but not the other, sometimes one is red and one is very light pink and sometimes they are white. I really hope the next 5 days go really quick, I need to be told I'm worrying about nothing from someone who can tell me that with certainty rather than someone telling me that who is trying to reassure me.

Her left eye is now showing more signs of a squint, when we went 6 weeks ago it was mostly the right one and I had no concerns about the left but more and more the left is turning in, today she leant her head on something on the left side and her left eye turned all the way in. Not sure if that's a good sign or not in terms of the cause of the squint, I keep trying to figure out if things mean it's more likely to be vision problems or muscle problems and needing glasses or surgery.
Being off work sick after scalding my foot hasn't helped, far too much time on my hands to set my fingers to work on the tablet lol.



 
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Old Apr 30th, 2016, 04:16 AM   12
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I really hope the next 5 days come around quickly and you can get to your appointment. please keep this thread updated. If you need to pass time and talk to keep you from google drop me a line!



 
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Old Apr 30th, 2016, 16:25 PM   13
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Thanks I appreciate it. Feel like I'm obsessing over it a bit which really isn't like me but nothing worries any parent as much as their child's health



 
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Old Apr 30th, 2016, 16:42 PM   14
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I have spent the last 2 years obsessing over whether my dd is autistic or not it's soooo draining and unhealthy. But like you say it can't be helped when it's your child



 
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Old May 3rd, 2016, 18:00 PM   15
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Def. Autism is a big one at the minute. My nephew has it but is waiting for a conformational diagnosis. He's 3 n half but doesn't speak and has typical autistic traits but it took ages for apts and treatments, it's ridiculous, I first went to the GP nabout Sophie's eyes in November I think it was and it's taken this long, that Dr wants to hope it's nothing more serious than a squint because he will be getting a very strongly worded letter if so.
It's weird because when there's something not typical about ur child (trying to avoid saying 'something wrong') it's like u feel bad for them, even though they probably don't care, but u also feel bad for u, like U don't have the child u thought u had. I can't explain it, I'm not saying I love her less, that's just not possible and would never happen, I hope that doesn't make me sound really shallow because I will always think she's perfect regardless of anything in her life



 
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Old May 4th, 2016, 06:57 AM   16
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Def. Autism is a big one at the minute. My nephew has it but is waiting for a conformational diagnosis. He's 3 n half but doesn't speak and has typical autistic traits but it took ages for apts and treatments, it's ridiculous, I first went to the GP nabout Sophie's eyes in November I think it was and it's taken this long, that Dr wants to hope it's nothing more serious than a squint because he will be getting a very strongly worded letter if so.
It's weird because when there's something not typical about ur child (trying to avoid saying 'something wrong') it's like u feel bad for them, even though they probably don't care, but u also feel bad for u, like U don't have the child u thought u had. I can't explain it, I'm not saying I love her less, that's just not possible and would never happen, I hope that doesn't make me sound really shallow because I will always think she's perfect regardless of anything in her life
I absolutely know what you mean. And for me it's funny as I thought my dd was perfect (she still is to me ) and then to have someone say actually that's not right...it's soul destroying. It was a hv who picked up on her squint as a baby 1 year old even. And I remember thinking I hadn't even noticed but looking back on the pics I can see it clearly. At her last opthamogy they couldn't even detect a hint of a squint so it seems to be something that can be sorted



 
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Old May 4th, 2016, 16:49 PM   17
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Well the dr she saw today was a grumpy woman who didn't seem to have the patience with a 1 year 4 month old. In the end she said the back of her eyes were healthy, thankfully, but she is quite a bit long-sighted, she said she is +5 I looked online and apparently that is moderate not high, but maybe it's high for her age. She has to have glasses and hopefully that will correct it, I dfo no though that many children who have glasses to correct vision problems that is causing a squint end up with the surgery for cosmetic reasons, but now I no it's nothing major I'm happy to just sit back and wait to see what happens.
Wish me luck with keeping her glasses on as she has to wear them all the time. Wondering whether starting off with shoirt times is better and build it up but il chat with my partner



 
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thats great that its nothing more sinister and hope she keeps her glasses on



 
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Old May 24th, 2016, 17:16 PM   19
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She's keeping them on brill!! I suppose she's happy to be able to see properly, she only really takes them off when she's throwing a strop or when she's tired so Im actually really surprised and proud of her. While we were in Germany on holiday I got so fed up of people staring at her, it's not so bad in England but I got so wound up in Germany, only two people asked about them (which I would prefer people do) one was a little girl who asked why she needed them, I thought that was a real credit to the parents, nothing more important than teaching kids to be inquisitive and ask questions rather than judging. She's got a follow up in June so hopefully she will have got a little bit of improvement. I def notice the squint more when her glasses r off.



 
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Old Nov 6th, 2017, 14:32 PM   20
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Thought I would update for anyone who reads this when looking for help.

My daughter is now 2 years 10 months, she wears her glasses like a pro!! She developed a lazy eye and now has one eye patches and she wears that perfectly too.
For most of her appointments the Dr was really happy that her squint switched eyes, was a bit odd that he was happy it was in both eyes rather than just one but apparently it means that both eyes have the ability to develop and focus the same. Her last 2 appointments he didn't think that the squint was switching and that's why he wanted her to wear the patches because it means that the squinted eye would be missing out on developing properly because the she would just focus out of the other one.
We were just about to get a referral to the surgeon to get the squint sorted but sorting the lazy eye is more important because that will affect her developing vision and the squint won't. Once the lazy eye treatment is finished we will get the surgeon referral.



 
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