Evie's eye turn has been getting a bit more pronounced. Her eyes switch off to turn in towards her nose most of the time. This is called intermittent alternating esotropia (if they turned out, it would be exotropia). My initial post about eyes is here . She also has huge epicanthal folds, which is basically the extra skin that covers the nasal corners of the eyes, and can make an eye turn, known as strabismus, look larger than it is. I was hoping she would grow out of it, but my observations were confirmed at her last ophthalmology visit. The size of her eye turn had doubled in the last 8 months. I could have brought prism bars home from work to measure them, but there's just something about doing an exam on your own kid--I am too biased and emotionally involved to do it myself. Here is Evie with an eye patch! We are doing it every 30 minutes on her right eye, because her left eye is the one that turns in more often. If we teach the left eye to be use
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