A Child With Congenital Esotropia Needs Help

Oftentimes, when we see a person having one or both eyes turned inwards towards the nose we judge them immediately as cross-eyed.

But such is not always the case. One of the reasons for such conditions may be congenital or already present from birth.

This is the condition of Ashley Goboy.

Ashley has a condition known as Congenital Esotropia.

  • Esotropia is an inward turning of one or both eyes. Infantile esotropia begins at birth or during the first year of life.
    Infantile esotropia is also called congenital esotropia.

Ashley is having a hard time reading and writing. Her face is very near the paper to where she writes.

Mrs.Vivian Beraket, Ashley’s teacher said that she is having a hard time coping with her lessons. The teacher said that this may be due to Ashley’s difficulty in reading and seeing things.

Ashley Goboy was 4 years old when her condition was noticed.

Ashley’s mother said that when she was a child, she suffered a convulsion.

  • Convulsion is a sudden, violent, irregular movement of the body, caused by involuntary contraction of muscles and associated especially with brain disorders such as epilepsy, the presence of certain toxins or other agents in the blood, or fever in children.

When Ashley’s condition was referred to the Kapuso Foundation,

She was immediately sent for a check-up with an Ophthalmologist.

Dr.Victor Yap, an ophthalmologist said that Ashley has a condition known as congenital esotropia. One of the nerve-muscle in her eyes is weak causing it to be pulled inward.

One reason cited by Dr.Victor Yap for such a condition may be due to early birth before the nerves are fully developed.

The Doctor said that an operation must be conducted to correct her condition of Ashley before she reaches 7 years of age.

For Those Interested to help Ashley. You may visit the GMA Network Kapuso Foundation website for details on how to donate. https://gmanetwork.com/kapusofoundation