Lilah Roloff may require eye surgery for her squint
Little People Big World stars Tori and Zach Roloff have revealed that their daughter, Lilah Roloff, may require surgery for her squint to correct her vision.
Tori and Zach’s one-year-old daughter, Lilah Ray, suffers from a condition called strabismus, or crossed eyes, which is usually caused by poor muscle control in the eyes. Lilah currently wears glasses and an eye patch to correct her vision
Viewers watched this season as Lilah received her first pair of glasses, which Tori wasn’t initially thrilled with because she didn’t think they would be “cute.”
But Lilah started wearing glasses like a seasoned pro, and even allows her parents to place eye patches over her affected eye to help her focus and perceive depth.
“Lilah has a squint, so she’s wearing glasses to help realign her eyes.” And now she also has to wear an eye patch for an hour a day, hoping to correct the turning of her right eye inward, âTori explained in a recent episode.
Lilah stood still like a big girl while Tori applied her temporary eye patch, and Daddy Zach encouraged her to behave by saying, âGood job, Lilah! “
Lilah’s condition is not “super serious”, but it could eventually require surgery.
Tori explained that Lilah’s condition isn’t too worrying, but it could mean surgery down the road for the toddler.
âI mean, squint is not a very serious situation,â Tori explained to viewers, âThey monitor her every three months. We take her and just because they don’t want her depth perception. be disturbed, because one eye is turned in. That’s really the only concern at this point.
Zach added what he noticed about Lilah’s vision. âI notice a difference when it’s over long distances. If she’s over there looking at me, I notice it. Up close it’s not that bad, âZach noted.
Tori has noticed that when Lilah is tired or concentrating on something at a long distance, it is usually when she is “squinting.”
âI think she’s probably going to need surgery,â Tori told Zach, after noticing Lilah’s condition had worsened. âIf she has to have an operation, it’s a super fast operation. They come home the same day, so who knows? We’ll see what happens.”
Tori and Zach deal with their family’s health issues in stride
Tori and Zach have faced several health issues with their children, both of whom are achondroplasia dwarves. Their son Jackson, 4, is due to have leg surgery in the future to correct the curvature of his legs.
Tori was recently criticized when trolls accused her of having dwarf children for her “notoriety” and “fame”. Her enemies felt that she had not fully thought through the future health complications she would likely face from having dwarf children.
Despite the potential health issues they will face having two children who are tiny people, Tori and Zach still hope to add another baby Roloff to their family.
After suffering a devastating miscarriage earlier this year, Tori and Zach want a Rainbow Baby to join siblings Jackson and Lilah.
Little People, Big World airs Tuesdays at 9 / 8c on TLC and Discovery Plus.