Esotropia & My Daughter 👀

Esotropia is a form of strabismus in which one or both eyes turns inward. The condition can be constantly present, or occur intermittently, and can give the affected individual a “cross-eyed” appearance. It is the opposite of Exotropia.

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wanted to start off by giving you the gist of what esotropia is.

this whole journey takes place within the course of a year. it escalated kind of quickly to me. Around May/June of 2016 i noticed that Madison’s left eye would (sometimes) go inward when she was eating or bringing things close to her face. So i made her a doctors appointment with her regular physician & he confirmed what i saw. Her pediatrician is the first person to introduce me to the term esotropia. so as you well know i went home and did my own research as i awaited the appointment call from the ophthalmologist we were referred to.

this pic is to show how her eye was before..

we were referred to a medical branch in Galveston, Tx which began a series of road trips to figure out a solution.

in September he recommended glasses… 👓

he said that she was also far-sighted.

& by the end of September we officially had glasses !

he gave her a few months to have a test run in her new glasses & then we were back for another appointment…

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& it was at that appointment that he said that her eyesight had gotten better (progress!) but her eyes was still turning inwards & now more often….upon leaving this appointment the recommended treatment was for her to wear an eye patch on her “good” eye for at least an hr a day until our next appointment.


the next few appointments went really quickly because we saw that the patch wasn’t helping…after this appointment is when we scheduled a surgery date. We knew there would be one more appointment before the big day but surgery was inevitable …


her surgery was scheduled for May 31, 2017  & he would be doing surgery on the muscles in BOTH of her eyes.


we arrived on time an ready…anxious but ready. she was a real big girl that day my heart swelled with pride.


the surgery didn’t last long at all and she was still asleep when i went into recovery to sit with her.

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we just had to wait until she woke up and they were sure the anesthesia wore off and then we were good to go home.

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i felt so helpless because i knew i could not soothe her itchiness or any of her pain but she was a REAL trooper! upon leaving the doctor prescribed her some ointment and pain meds. he said that her eyes would be swollen and red for at least 3 weeks (until the stitches dissolved.)

her post op appointment was scheduled for the following Thursday, but before her appointment i could already tell a difference…still slightly red but her eye was straight !


post op appointment went with no problems he even said that she wouldn’t have to wear her glasses anymore ! i was really surprised about that part. He did schedule her to come back in three months to check on her progress but that was to be expected. i am so happy ! ☺️


& this photo is one month post op!

look at my baby girl 😍✨

i just wanted to do a quick blog about this experience, i know it may seem weird but my first born had her first surgery 😩 how could i not !

baby girl gets to start school this year with good vision & no glasses.!📚

We are truly blessed beyond measures🙌🏾

Until Next Time Queens 👋🏾✨

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