Larry Birkhead: baby Dannielynn may need eye surgery
Larry Birkhead has revealed that his daughter Dannielynn Birkhead is likely to have to undergo surgery to correct a problem in one of her eyes.
Larry told Entertainment Tonight recently that Dannielynn is suffering from strabismus, “which is a turning in of one of her eyes.”
“[Her mum] Anna Nicole Smith had taken Dannielynn to the doctor [in the Bahamas] to see about it when she was just a few months old.”
The doctor advised that Dannielynn should be given medicated eye drops and wear an eye patch to help treat the condition but the 16 month old girl doesn’t like it: “At first she was really open to it and it didn’t really bother her. Now, she’s gotten a little smart because she can pull it off, so it’s a little bit harder for me to patch her.”
Larry added: “I point-blank ask every single doctor, ‘Could any medications that Anna was on have caused this?’ and they said that it’s more likely that a genetic reason could have caused it.”
“All of the opinions that I had [from doctors], every one of them said that it’s very, very unlikely, because no one knows one-hundred percent what causes it.”
“I’m going to do everything to make sure that it’s corrected but having lost Anna and [her son] Daniel and my dad - my dad just came out of a simple surgery and he died - it’s just tough for me to think about surgeries with [Dannielynn].”