So Lila didn't end up having surgery today. Once again the doctor decided not to go ahead after he examined her under anesthesia. He took pictures of her eyes and thought that the cataract on her right eye was not bad enough to risk the surgery. The pressure in her left eye is up a bit and he was a little concerned about her developing glaucoma. The pressure change might just be from the steroid drop that we are using, so we cut back on that, and he needs to keep checking her out over time. So we are getting in a contact lens for the right eye this week and we will keep hoping that we will start to see some reaction from her.
The good news from today is that for the first time the doctor told us that he believed that she would have sight. Something that he has never said before. Every time I have asked his opinion he just would reply that we would have to wait and see or that he couldn't predict the future. But he told us today that since Lila hasn't developed strabismus (where the eyes wonder or don't line up) he felt like that was a great sign that she would have some sort of sight. I believe his exact words were I don't think she will have severe vision loss. I can't even tell you how amazing that was to hear! I am still trying to keep my elation in check because we haven't seen a big reaction from her wearing the contact but we are really hopeful!