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... that the ointment slows down the healing process. ... (55 replies)
... Oh and, I couldn't imagine having this done to both eyes at once. I wouldn't be able to function at work, it's fuzzy. I think they recommend one eye at a time with PRK.... ... (55 replies)
... Hope your discomfort gets better. I imagine the healing time is a little longer with PRK than with just PTK. ... (55 replies)

... done...but things did get better. I think for some of us it's a slower healing process. It hard not to get anxious after all you've been through. ... (125 replies)
PTK and recovery
May 15, 2008
... d it again, I would plan, that immediately after the surgery, lay in bed, in a dark room and not move my eyes. I believe I developed a sensitive area during the healing that may have been averted by keeping my eyes still. I would have done this the first couple days and seen how the 3rd day went. ... (9 replies)
... add artificial tears. Sometimes I add them anyways when they do feel the least bit dry because I don't want to "slough" off any epithelial cells and just allow healing to continue. I'm not sure if it's the dwell or the cold season but time will tell. ... (55 replies)
... That kept me erosion free for 3.5 years. The problem with the numbing drops is they slow healing and also if you are not in touch with the pain and you start blinking it will make the erosion worse and wear down the epithelium. ... (55 replies)
... After writing in the RCE posts for the last year, I decided on the PTK to address the RCE with PRK correction for my astigmatism and farsightedness. ... (55 replies)
... I have a post above detailing my struggles with recovery from PTK and my vision can be fairly bad one day and completely blurred the next. This has been going on for four weeks this upcoming Thursday. ... (1 replies)
... I’m sorry to hear you have injured your eye and now suffer from RCE. My sibling had the same type injury and did suffer some subsequent erosions. After continued use of ointment before bed (for 2 years), has been erosion free. I had a more severe injury, and after 15 months of regularly occurring erosions, I had PTK and I still have to lubricate my eye at night as I... (13 replies)
... I was at first prescribed Acular for the swelling but that didn't work, so now I'm on Lotemax corticosteroid. The infection isn't healing because of the swelling, and the swelling has so many contributing factors because of other chronic eye problems. The Lotemax is working. ... (125 replies)
... ye for the 1st 24 hours, and after that it felt better. I've still had some minor erosions but nothing like it was before and they tell me that the next step is PTK but I'm hoping to avoid that option since I'm allergic to oral pain medication. I found that after the PTK, warm compresses helped with the pain. ... (125 replies)
Oct 8, 2006
... Im hoping this means that my eye is healing. They seem to be getting farther an farther apart and milder and milder. Im just hoping that I dont have to go the PTK option. ... (17 replies)
Sep 29, 2006
... in total control and will be counting years and not months. Like you, I am not healed but manage it and live a good comfortable life. One day when I have more time to research things I may do PTK or check more into Dehydrex drops. For now I lead a busy life, my RCES is under control and I don't have time for alternatives. ... (143 replies)
Jun 15, 2006
... I would still suggest that you continue to add artificial tears before blinking or moving your eyelids when you awaken to continue the healing process. ... (143 replies)
Jun 14, 2006
... Try adding artificial tears every time you awaken. What do you have to lose? ... (143 replies)
Jun 13, 2006
... effective or more but there are other methods. I'd do PTK over ASP any day of the week. ... (143 replies)
... There is a surgery called PTK (I think) that regenerates the corneal epithelium. It is all pretty complicated but in essence, without the lense, I am being putting into a state of constant corneal abrasions caused by the filaments that stick like glue. The devil himself could not have thought this up... Thankfully for the rest of mankind it is rare... Restasis may be tried but... (71 replies)
Corneal Erosion
Feb 2, 2006
... I am going to practice this and hopefully master it so that next time I have an erosion this method will prevent the tearing of the epithelium. ... (56 replies)
Corneal Erosion
Feb 2, 2006
... I am unsure how this will work for me the next time I get an erosion however because it's almost like my mind screams at me to open my eyes once my eye is sticking to the lid. ... (56 replies)

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