Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Calee's Eye Appointment Follow-up

Today was Calee's follow-up appointment with Tennessee Retina (for her eye issue). We originally saw this doctor at the Murfreesboro office in early June. They requested we come to the Nashville office for this visit, so off we went.

Calee has been super apprehensive about this appointment. She was truly upset last time that the doctor did not give us more information about the spots on her eye. She was distraught that they could not tell us what it was---and to be honest, I was too.

So our doctor consulted with some other colleagues and they diagnosed her with a Cavernous Hemangioma. This is a mass of abnormal blood vessels. For now, there is no course of treatment. It is not affecting her vision, and they do not believe it will (thank goodness).It is possible that the blood vessel could burst, and she would have to have a laser surgery to remove it---but that is rare and the worst case scenario.

So all in all, it was a good visit. Calee was relieved and I am so thankful for that. She will have to keep an "eye" (no pun intended=) on this her entire life, but hopefully it will just be a dormant problem that will never cause any issue for her.

Here is a picture they took of her eye. You can clearly see the trail of "blood pockets" or "spots" on her retina.

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