Thursday, January 29, 2009

Glasses and 16th laser treatment

January 29, 2009

Aiden was born with glaucoma due to the excess blood vessels in his right eye. He had surgery to reduce the pressure when he was 2 months old. The surgery lowered the pressure significantly but he will always need eye drops to keep the pressure at a safe range. Every 4 to 6 months we schedule an appointment to get his pressure checked while he's awake and then another under anesthesia for comparison. Normal pressure in the eye is anywhere between 10-21. Last Wednesday, Aiden had the awake exam and the pressure was 21. While we were there his doctor determined that Aiden is a bit far-sighted and prescribed him glasses. Friday, while he was under anesthesia for his 16th laser treatment, the eye doctor checked his pressure and it was 21 there too. Even though it's on the high end of normal, his doctor didn't seem too worried. She just said to continue the eye drops. I just hope the pressure doesn't increase otherwise he might need another eye surgery.

Before Laser
3 days after Laser

1 week after laser treatment


Holly said...

he looks so cute with glasses

The Wach Family said...

looks so familiar! He is so hansome.