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Duanes syndrome becca_#2 2 kids; Seminole, Texas 43 posts
25th Mar '09

has any one heard of Duanes syndrome and is there any treatment for it my 8 mo old daughter was diagnosed with it yesterday (she cant move her left eye outward so when she looks left she looks crossed eyed :( .) the doc said there was nothing to do about it she would just learn not to look left. but won't that affect her growing up or driving. He seemed quite weird (he is the only pediatric eye doc. in the suronding 200 miles). he told her to stop throwing a temper tatrum when she started to cry and was talking with the recptionist about scheduling sex. So yeah any advice would be great.thanks

wendybird California 19406 posts
25th Mar '09

I honestly don't know about Duanes syndrome...but a friend of mine's child had a 'lazy eye' they made her wear an eye patch on the good eye which forced her to build up strength in the other one. I would seek out a second opinion even if it does mean traveling. Good luck momma!

Katie (July 10th, '09) Due July 9; Birmingham, Alabama 3508 posts
25th Mar '09

I don't know anything about what your daughter has but that doctor sounds like a loon!!

I'm sorry that your doctor is such a werido.

Why not try googling it?

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25th Mar '09
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VBA2Csuccess! 3 kids; Nevada 2480 posts
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25th Mar '09
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Flores_party_of_7 20 kids; Seattle, Washington 17095 posts
25th Mar '09

yikes.
Maybe find another doctor, no matter where they are, and give them a call. Tell them your experience w/ this dr. and maybe they'll be willing to help you out as much as possible over the phone...?

ash & brooklynn +1 2 kids; St Paul, Minnesota 16882 posts
25th Mar '09

i have it momma! There is no treatment for it I was diagnoised with it at age 2 by a very good doctor at the university of Minnesota my mom had taken me to countless doctors and couldn't figure out what it was. It is more common in girls, and the left eye. It was a little bit hard growing up I got made fun of sometimes for having a "lazy eye" which is completly differen't. Duane's syndrome you are missing a nerve ending in your brain which causes the eye to have no muscle, so when she looks left it looks like the left eye is wandering when it is really doing the correct thing the problem is the right eye cannot fallow.

WTFno Due October 5; 3 kids; Ohio 2732 posts
25th Mar '09

Get a second opinion. I was diagnosed with a cataract when i was 5. They tried putting a patch on my good eye so it would make the eye with the cataract better but it did nothing. They gave me glasses and told my parents sorry, we can't do surgery on her eyes until she is at least 16. Well when I was 16 I went to the Cincinnati Eye Institute and they said that my eye was so damaged and weak that if I did do the surgery there would be a 95% chance that there would be no difference in my vision. So now I'm stuck with a vision problem for the rest of my life when it could have been operated on years ago. It affects my driving really bad. I still don't have my license becauseWhen I have to look over my shoulder for my test, my vision in my left eye blacks out and I can't see.

ash & brooklynn +1 2 kids; St Paul, Minnesota 16882 posts
25th Mar '09

i will see if I can find some websites that describe it better than I Did. I didA LOT of research a few years back because I was desperate to find some kind of treatment but unfortunatly there is not. It is sad but she will learn to live with it, I have and you really will know who your true friends are because they will never mention it or ask what is wrong with your eye or why do you have a lazy eye etc.

ash & brooklynn +1 2 kids; St Paul, Minnesota 16882 posts
25th Mar '09

this is a super good webite that explains it.http://www.aapos.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=79

becca_#2 2 kids; Seminole, Texas 43 posts
25th Mar '09
Quoting ash & brooklynn ♥:
becca_#2 2 kids; Seminole, Texas 43 posts
25th Mar '09
Quoting ash & brooklynn ♥:
ash & brooklynn +1 2 kids; St Paul, Minnesota 16882 posts
25th Mar '09
Quoting becca_#2:
ash & brooklynn +1 2 kids; St Paul, Minnesota 16882 posts
25th Mar '09

sorry it took me so long to get back to you I had to run to the store!