Often times, 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 reason for such
condition 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 up 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 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
When Ashley’s condition was referred to the Kapuso Foundation,
She was immediately sent for a check up to 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 condition may be due
to early birth before the nerves are fully developed.
The Doctor said that operation must be conducted to correct the
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 how to donate.