Saturday, May 17, 2008
Thanks for all your emails and calls about Maia's eye appointment. The cornea specialist said Maia has an issue with her eyes in which her lower lids and eyelashes turn upward and inward when she closes her eyes. The eyelashes then rub on her eyeballs and dry them out as she sleeps. If this continues she can damage her eyes permanently. He said this is common in Asian children and may just work itself out as she grows and her face develops. If it doesn't correct itself, there is an eyelid surgery she can have. For now, we have to put a gel in her eyes when she goes to sleep and pull the lower lids down after she falls asleep to train the eyelashes to turn out. As for the scars, he feels this is a separate issue and the result of a foreign body/injury. She may have gotten something in her eyes and rubbed them so hard that her corneas were scratched. We just have to keep her eyes moist and monitor the scars to make sure they don't change or grow. We go back in a month for a recheck.
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