But for now she will continue having eye exams every 2 months to monitor how she is doing.
Here are some facts about cortical blindness or CVI as it is also called:
-Vision appears to be variable: sometimes on, sometimes off; changing minute by minute, day by day.
-Many children with CVI may be able to use their peripheral vision more effectively than their central vision.
-One third of children with CVI are photophobic, others are compulsive light gazers.
-Color vision is generally preserved in children with CVI (color perception is represented bilaterally in the brain, and is less susceptible to complete elimination).
-The vision of children with CVI has been described much like looking through a piece of Swiss cheese.
-Children may exhibit poor depth perception, influencing their ability to reach for a target.
-Vision may be better when either the visual target or the child is moving.
-Spatial confusion is common; for example being unable to locate their chair even though they can see it.
-Seeing with CVI can be compared with trying to listen to one voice in a noisy room or to speaking a foreign language.
So that's a little on her condition. Elisabeth will have her challenges, but we feel so blessed to be able to take care of her and love her. I am so thankful for my musical background so that even if Elisabeth has trouble with vision I have something to offer her that will enrich her life (Her right ear is failing hearing tests, but her left ear is perfect!).