Thursday, May 14, 2009

ophthalmology appointment

Lilah had an appointment with the Ophthalmologist this morning. We were told that her eyes and eyesight are both perfect, which is great news! She does have an eye condition, called Pseudoesotropia. This condition is one that she will outgrow over time, in fact she has outgrown the condition a lot already. The Ophthalmologist told us that in a few months we probably won't notice anything at all. We really do have so much to be thankful for.

The following paragraph is a description of pseudoesotropia (taken from this website):
In pseudoesotropia, the eyes appear to be crossed but are actually straight. This common condition in infants and young children is generally due to the infant's facial structures. The wide bridge of the nose and small folds of eyelid skin on the nasal side of the eye contribute to this appearance by covering the "white" of the eye. This especially becomes apparent when the infant looks to the right or the left. As the infant's facial structures mature, this appearance of crossing will improve and often disappear.


  1. I am so glad it went well. Is this condition considered a SN by China?


  2. Hi Kim!

    Yes, it is considered a sn by China. Unbelievable, especially when it is commonly misdiagnosed in babies. We didn't even know it was a sn until we got 'the call' Lilah's referral and the agency coordinator told us her 'medical condition'. We were stunned. To think we could have waited up to 6 years for a 'healthy' child and got a little one that is as healthy as any other in 1.5 years.


  3. Oh, this is great news! I'm glad she doesn't have to deal with glasses or frequent trips to the eye Dr. at such a young age.

    Gin =)

  4. Lorraine Carson15 May, 2009

    She is a perfect little lady!

  5. Anonymous18 May, 2009

    That's wonderful news!!

  6. That is great news!!!!!
    How wonderful that she won't need any eye surgery or patches.

  7. I took my daughter to the eye doctor for the same thing! And he told me that her eyes are not crossed, it is simply the structure of her face. As she grows I have seen a difference.

    Terrye in FL

  8. Thank you for answering my question! I did not mean to pry but think most people think of sn as more severe conditions and this might make someone consider a sn adoption that otherwise would not. . I know if my husband were willing to do this again, I would adopt sn. Blessings to you,