Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Claire has been seeing an eye doctor since she was a month old to be screened for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP).  Basically with a term baby the blood vessels behind the eye have already finished growing, well with our little munchkin there was a lot of growing still to be done.  When the blood vessels grow they can form scar tissue causing the retina to detach and cause blindness.  These visits are not fun as Claire's eyes get dialated, we have to hold her down, the doctor clamps her eyes open and shines a bright light in them. Well today the doctor said everything looks great and there is no more chance for ROP and blindness, yeah!!!
As you can see Claire was all smiles when she got the news!

1 comment:

Mma said...

I'm sure that EVERYONE had big smiles with that news.. congratulations!