'Teen Mom 2' Leah Messer Finds Out Baby Ali Might Need Eye Surgery Tonight!

Tue, February 22, 2011 11:54am EDT by 5 Comments

Poor baby Ali! She already has development problems that keep her from walking—now doctors tell Leah that her baby might need surgery on her eyes if glasses don’t work!

On tonight’s episode of Teen Mom 2, Leah Messer takes one of her twin girls, Aliannah to see the eye doctor, and sadly he has more bad news for them. Not only does Ali have development problems keeping her from learning to walk and use her arms properly, but now Dr. Tarakji tells Leah that the baby may have to get surgery if glasses don’t work to correct her eyesight!

Is baby Ali legally blind?

“She has this movement of the eye, what we call Nystagmus [involuntary movement of the eye],” Dr. Tarakji explains. “As a result of that, when your eyes move very fast like that, you don’t focus properly.”

“I also noticed that her eye is turning in,” continues the doc. “Because of the turning in, we need to fit her with glasses.”

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But if the glasses don’t fix the problem, they will have to take more extreme measures. “She needs to wear them all the time and I need to see her back in four months to reevaluate and see how she’s responded to the glasses,” Dr. Tarakji says. “If she continues to cross despite wearing the glasses, she might eventually require surgery to correct the eye and make it straight.”

Leah asks if Ali’s poor eyesight could be related to the nerve damage that Ali has possibly experienced. “She goes for a MRI in Morgantown. It could be caused from the nerve damage in her spine, if that’s what it is,” Leah questions.

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Unfortunately, the doctor tells Leah that Ali may be facing a whole new set of issues. “Usually this is something that is centrally controlled in the brain,” he informs her. “So if there is any damage in the spinal cord, it will not effect her eyesight. If it’s going to be any kind of problem, it’s going to be in the brain.”

Wow! Finding out that your baby has development problems is a parent’s worst nightmare. And it’s especially hard for mommy Leah and daddy Corey Simms to see Ali going through these battles while her twin sister, Aleeah, is growing and developing at a normal rate.

Good news! Baby Ali can see!

Watch the preview for tonight’s episode of Teen Mom 2 below and be sure to check back later at HollywoodLife.com for your recap of this episode.

- Lindsey DiMattina

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Outraged!

Posted at 5:43 AM on October 13, 2011  

Those who left the negative comments toward that beautiful INNOCENT BABY should be ashamed of themselves, and karma will return your hatefullness ten fold, and please believe you had it coming. You are ignorant and petty and have reserved yourself a special place in hell! I only hope that justice finds you in some way, with any luck it will be ironically linked to your awful comments. EVERY baby is beautiful and precious and by no means warranted your unconscionable comments, as Im sure your mother taught you if you have nothing nice to say than dont bother saying anything at all, how would she feel if she knew you were behaving this way? You should be ashamed, and in some way shape or form you be will be punished and for that baby’s sake I hope justice comes in an unrelenting awful form.

 
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Gia

Posted at 11:43 PM on October 13, 2011  

Listen outraged you sound just as bad!Violent and down right insane.I dont know what god you pray to but god is not a punisher.You have a very sick view of god and that is so sad.You are just as sick as these people.Leah is a big girl and she choose to be on a controversial show about teen pregnancy.Stars like britney spears deal with stalkers and insane people all the time so for leah it should be no different.She needs to put up or shut up.Poor ali and aleeah had no say on on whether they wanted to be on tv and as a mother of a 2 year old daughter i would cut my hand off before exposing my baby to all those cameras at the doctors office.Now ali has to deal with ali this hatred and anger?I blame leah.You also say if you have nothing to say then dont say it?Take your own advice and practice what you preach.You sound certafible.Also i am ali doesnt need any justice.She seems loved and has tons of money coming in from mtv.She is not even sick.Her legs were a little messed up from being breech,but she will walk.If someone were talking about a baby with cancer or autisim that would be a whole other story,but ali is fine.Come down over these pathetic comments that sound like they were written by a 12 yr old.

 
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Cass

Posted at 10:52 PM on September 18, 2011  

WTF ali is cuye and cant help what she looks like!! Leah is an awesome mom!!!

 
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cassie

Posted at 3:16 PM on April 4, 2011  

you and corey are my fav on the show and i hope your lil girl gets better soon.

 
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hannah

Posted at 1:16 PM on February 26, 2011  

omg i hope lil ali get better is she ddoing ok

 
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