Today was McKenna’s followup from getting her glasses. Dr. Glaser says that he does see a slight improvement and also says that the fact that her right eye occassionally crosses in is a good thing. That since her right eye crosses in, her left eye gets used. He does though want us to patch her right eye for an hour a day. Her next appointment isn’t until the beginning of April so we have plenty of time to work with her on that. The next step of course is then eye muscle surgery. I guess I am still a little unsure about why eye muscle surgery is needed. If she has accommodative esotropia, it is crossing because of her farsightedness. If the farsightedness is addressed with glasses, why would she still need surgery. Her eye isn’t crossed all the time..so I am still confused. I know that glasses can help crossing to an extent but the muscle may still pull a little. But, since her eye is straight some of the time and then at others her right is crossed, I just don’t see how fixing one eye would help. The doctor is great, but I never seem to get the answers I am looking for. I really need to write down my concerns so I remember what to ask when I am there.
Has anyone here had any luck with patching? Anyone have similar issues(farsightedness and esotropia) that were helped with patching and glasses?