Thursday, July 30, 2009

Patch Therapy

Willon was born with a Ptosis on his left eye. Basically it is a droppy eyelid from a weak muscle. He's been seeing a pediatric opthomologist since birth. Six months ago she was concerned his strong eye might take over for his weak eye but said to give it some time. At his recent appointment she consulted with a plastic surgeon who specializes in Ptosis and they've decided not to wait to do surgery. Apparently they do it younger and younger now. Our optho will do the surgery herself, a simple tightening of the muscle involved. Until then she has started him on patch therapy. He wears an eyepatch over his strong eye for 4 consecutive wakeful hours every day. We're on day 3. 

At first he was a little unsure about it.

Then he got some reassurance from Sis. ♥

Then he seemed totally OK with it! He thinks he's pretty cool, and he is.

4 comments:

Shannon said...

Precious pics. ♥

*Jess* said...

My good friend Sandra from LLL's little girl had to wear a patch 4 hours a day for 2 or 3 years. It really helped!

ZebraBelly: said...

Margie & Elliott's friend Ben wears a patch, too. And glasses. And I want to eat him up, but I refrain b/c if I did I think his mommmy might not want to be my friend anymore.

MaWhit said...

He's such a charmer. I miss him!