Why Hazel Busby Might Need Another Surgery

OutDaughtered is finally back on the air and fans couldn't be more thrilled for the return of the show, which is temporarily being self-shot by the Busbys thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, not everything is well in the Busby family, as we learned in the most recent episode that Hazel may need eye surgery soon.

Now, this isn't too big of a surprise for the family or its fans as Hazel has nystagmus which, according to WebMD, is an eye condition which causes uncontrollable eye movement. There is no cure for nystagmus, although the condition can be managed. Hazel's mom, Danielle, previously revealed on the show (via Distractify) that Hazel has already undergone surgery for the condition "to correct the placement of where her eye goes to focus better so she doesn't have to turn her neck, which is a huge deal."

Danielle told Us Weekly last year that Hazel will need another surgery one day, but most of us didn't expect that next surgery to be so soon.

Hazel Busby's eye condition has been getting worse

On the latest episode of OutDaughtered (via MEAWW), Busby patriarch Adam can be seen growing worried about Hazel as she struggles to keep her eyes rooted on him without her glasses. He also observes that Hazel has been tilting her head more than she normally does, while Hazel says that she has been seeing double without her glasses.

The Busbys told Us Weekly that they will be following Hazel's journey over the course of this season of OutDaughtered, but don't know yet if she'll need surgery soon. "There's still a lot of unknowns with what our next steps are gonna be, but I feel like we're starting to narrow in on possible next steps with her," said Adam. "But there's still a lot we just don't know quite yet."

Danielle previously opened up about Hazel's eye condition in an Instagram post. "This condition that causes Hazel's eyes to wobble has no cure," she wrote. "There are only treatments for the symptoms that comes along with it. We have no idea how far reaching her condition will affect her later in life... We are so thankful for her amazing attitude and how she takes every difficulty in stride. Here is to hoping that one day, a doctor somewhere can crack the code on this rare condition."