My 2 y.o DS has just been diagnosed with a lazy eye. He needs to wear a patch on his left eye for three hours a day and the opthamologist has recommended surgery.
Can others please tell me their experiences? I have done a bit of reading on the net and would like to know how they can tell whether child needs glasses or surgery? Anyone know of someone who didn't have the surgery and how they feel about it? The patch will help correct the vision but the opthamologist said the surgery is purely to improve appearance to prevent low self esteem.
I love my little man wonky eye and all I think he's perfect, but I know others can be cruel and don't ant him picked on throughout life (he was also born with a severe flattening of the side of his head that he had a corrective helmet until 14 months with some improvement).