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Hazel Busby's Eye Condition — 'OutDaughtered' Dad Adam Busby Reveals There Are Still Uncertainties

Oyin Balogun
Jun 05, 2020
01:30 P.M.

Reality TV Star Adam Busby from "Outdaughtered," claims that there is still a lot of uncertainty surrounding the rare eye condition of one of their quintuplets, Hazel Grace Busby.


Danielle and Adam Busby became famous when they welcomed the first set of all-female quintuplets in the United States. The Busby quintuplets are also the first set of surviving all-female quintuplets in the world since 1969.

The Busby family during an episode of "OutDaughtered" | Photo: YouTube/TLC UK

The Busby family during an episode of "OutDaughtered" | Photo: YouTube/TLC UK

The Busby quintuplets' birth got raucous attention from the media and the public, who were very interested in knowing more about the family.

Family cable network TLC came calling, and that was how the Busbys got their reality TV series "Outdaughtered," which features the couple, their eldest daughter, Blayke, 9, and the quints: Olivia Marie, Ava Lane, Hazel Grace, Parker Kate, and Riley Paige.


"Outdaughtered" premiered on TLC on May 10, 2016, and the show has a huge fanbase of those who have keenly watched as Danielle and Adam Busby go about raising their six daughters. In the last five seasons of the show, Hazel Grace Busby, who was the 3rd quint to be born, has warmed her way into fans' hearts.

Hazel, or "Hazel Basil," as family members fondly call her, is a red-haired beauty, fun and sassy, and an all-around sweetheart. These are some of the qualities that have endeared her to viewers all over the world, but fans have also grown emotionally attached to the little tot as she struggles with a rare eye condition.


Fans of the show are well aware that the little reality TV star was born with the eye condition known as nystagmus, which causes her eyes to flutter involuntarily.


Following the diagnosis, doctors advised Danielle and Adam Busby that Hazel would have to undergo surgery when she turned one to correct the condition.

Hazel's parents Danielle and Adam, were concerned about the safety of their daughter having such surgery at such a young age. Thankfully, Hazel Busby's eye surgery was successful, but the little angel may require more operations in the future.

While Hazel struggles with the eye condition as she grows older, her parents have been doing all they can to help her through the journey and make her feel more comfortable.


During a 2017 episode of the show, Daniell Busby and her eldest daughter, Blayke, took Hazel shopping for her first pair of glasses to correct astigmatism in her left eye.

Later, when the little tot turned four, Adam Busby and his wife Danielle retook their little daughter shopping for a new pair of glasses, and this time the much more aware Hazel was excited about her new look.

In 2019, during a trip to a ranch, the couple met Patrick, the ranch owner, who has the same eye condition as their daughter. Speaking to Patrick about the condition provided more insight into the treatment for the parents, who were excited about the meeting. Speaking to the TLC cameras, Danielle said:

"We don't know what the future's gonna hold for her or when the next eye surgery's gonna be, but talking to Patrick definitely gives us hope for the future."


Baby Hazel wasn't the only quintuplet to give her parents sleepless nights. The birth of America's first all-female quintuplets was threatened from the start.


Danielle and Adam's love story began while they were co-workers at Target. After a slight hiccup along the way, the pair finally got together and dated for two and a half years before Adam asked Danielle to marry him.

The couple got married in April 2006, and due to infertility issues on both sides, they experienced difficulty in starting a family right away. Finally, with the help of a series of fertility treatments, the couple welcomed their first child, daughter, Blayke, in April 2011.


When the couple tried the same fertility treatment to conceive twins, they got more than they bargained for when Danielle conceived five babies.

Doctors immediately raised concerns over the risks associated with multiple pregnancies and urged the couple to reduce the number of fetuses Danielle was carrying.

Despite the warning from their doctors, Danielle and Adam couldn't find it in their heart to have any of the fetuses removed and carried on with their quintuplets. On April 8, 2015, Danielle gave birth to the quintuplets prematurely at 28 weeks through C-section.


As is the case with multiple pregnancies, babies are smaller and delicate. Hence, doctors had to take a lot of precautions in keeping all the babies alive and healthy.

The Busby quints spent a couple of months in the hospital, and the eager parents didn't get to hold their babies until a week after they were born.

In the years that have followed, the miracle babies have become little reality TV stars. They are coming along fine with viewers worldwide, getting even more fascinated with their emerging stories, which will continue in a new season, premiering on June 2.

Adam and Danielle are "Outdaughtered," but if Adam's recent thoughts on adoption are to be taken seriously, then fans might be getting introduced to a new Busby soon.

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