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Hello!

I did my lasik surgery 7 weeks ago and I have experience that are quite nerve-wracking to me and I was hoping someone could help me understand what is going on with me...

Initially, I had myopia with -2.00 in left eye and -1.75 & -0.25 astigmatism in my right eye. During my post-op visits it seems that the flaps healed properly and they actually look excellent. The vision in right eye is perfect and got stable after about 3 weeks after surgery. No problem ever since, it's brilliant.

The problem that is nerve-wracking for me is my vision in my left eye....

Initially it was much more dry than right eye, there were dry spots detected by the doctor 2 weeks after surgery. With putting in drops every 30min, I got the more dense drops that stay in the eye longer, so I needed to put them in only once every hour. My vision was perfect for about 2 weeks - so somewhere between 2nd-4th week after surgery. Only then my left eye started being more and more blurry when looking into the distance, while still instilling drops once every 1hr. I was seeing well and all of a sudden I wasn't any more. The near vision is still good, but looking far is blurry. It has been like that for a month now, so from 3rd-7th week after surgery and fluctuates a bit from day to day, but rarely ever it is as perfect as it was between 2-4th post-op week. I have days where I have a lot of moments I see clearly near and far with this eye, but there are days where I don't have any clear moments at all. All in all, if I had to state how I feel with this eye on average, most of the time would be blurry and only sometimes clear.

The clear moments appear mainly when I really put a lot of effort and strain my sight towards far objects, then I see them fairly clear. I also notice this eye takes more time focus in general and especially after looking at objects located near such as computer or a book etc. Sometimes it still stings slightly from the inside and it feels a bit uncomfortable.

This situation has given me a lot of stress and it keeps me up at night... I don't know it it is normal and I should be alarmed and run back to my surgeon asking for help?

Questions I have in mind:

1. Is it just a fluctuation and my vision most likely will be as clear as 2-4th week post-op? Was it just a fluctuation or indication of my end-point sight and right now I am only experiencing fluctuations that will clear?
2. How long do fluctuations last at a time? Minutes, hours, days or weeks?
3. Is it a sign of my myopia coming back? Actually how can I recognize it is only fluctuation or myopia coming back? What is the difference? I was only -2.00 in this eye, my myopia wasn't so big....
4. Is there any way I can help myself here? Eye exercises, drops or something else?

I registered to see the doc in a couple of days, but I am just so incredibly worried.....





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