I too Lina for her eye test and she DOES have strabimus! She has vertical strabismus. Her eye Dr grew up down the street from us and she is a great Dr she asked questions about our appt with optho specialist I told her what he said then I told her my opinion of the visit. I believe that he decided based on her age that she didn't have it. Dr Kim did a bunch of stuff and told me that she has strabimus, something that sounds like astigmatism but starts with an N and her right eye is worse, her left is just a tiny bit better but she still needed a new prescription. Also found out that she tilts her head because her right eye is higher than her left to compensate. Now here is the kicker Lina tilts her head so far to the left and is using the bridge of her nose to actually block the use of her right eye. We talked about what to do about this and we decided that surgery is an option but she said that the Dr that would do the surgery would be the same one that told me she didn't have the condition to start with. Patching really isn't an option because of how bad her vision is in the right eye. She suggested some things for us to try doing at home and maybe at school to try to work on the muscles on that right side. When we go back to see the neuro Dr I am going to tell him about all this and have Dr Kim write up a paper so that he can see exactly what she found.
I knew there was something wrong and it worried me that they couldn't find a reason for it and it was getting worse. Right now not much I can do about it but at least I now know what the heck is going on.
I was so lucky and still am that the Dr's do listen to me but I am really disappointed with the optho Dr in this regard. I really do believe he had made his mind up based on her age because he repeated himself that strabimus doesn't begin in a child her age and he didn't really listen when I told him that I went back through pics and saw where she had been doing this for years, I feel like he just blew me off. Oh well at least I know what is going on now and have a little bit of information to help her.
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