Saturday, May 17, 2008

update


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.

4 comments:

Marianne pour "les cousines de Xuwen" said...

What a relief!!!! Love from France. Marianne

JinXiu said...

Thank god. your prayers are with us

Love staci

anne, gunther, lexie and benjamin said...

Glad to hear that it is good news. We have been thinking of you all!! Give those beautiful eyes kisses from Colorado!!

Becky said...

I am so glad everything appears to be okay. I have a friend whose daughter had eyelashes that turned in. I had wanted to ask you about her appointment when I saw you at school, but didn't want to do so in front of anyone else. So glad you gave an update!!