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Ok this is about 1 year since my lasik give or take a few days...a few symptoms i have lately are...

-sore eye muscles (when I look hard left or right eye muscles are sore like if you exercise and they are sore the next day, but not as severe)

-facial pressure/headaches (under my eyes mostly)

-dry eyes in the morning (think this is due to winter and the heater at night?)


So I go to my surgeron and he says I have dry eye in some spots and to try thera tears nutrition.

I am on the computer mon-fri 9-6 every day, with minor breaks here and there...he said its probably due to a lot of eye strain. He prescribed me a .5+ reading glass for the computer. Said it would relieve some eye tension, what do u think of that?

I am 20/20 left eye and 20/15 right eye. I still sometimes think my eyes are just still not used to seeing so perfect. I used to be -3.75 and -3.5 nearly my whole life, and this change is maybe still taking effect on my eye muscles?

Any input on people with 1 year+ after stories? These effects mostly hurt my left ey, and maybe because its just slightly less strong, and they will not even think to redo the eye if its 20/20 just so i can 20/15 in both eyes...I've been trying eye exercises where u look up,side,down like an imaginary clock to see if it helps strengthen my eye muscles maybe...

Any input would be awesome!

Sure being on the computer daily so much doesnt help. My focal point went from like 1 foot to nearly infinite..when I look out into the distance, the fartherest tree I look at is still clear (i cant count the leaves, but i still can see it without it being blurry)


Thanks!!!!

-Ryan aka PiercedLip81
Ryan:

It sounds like we have a lot in common but my end results may be much worse. Like yourself, I never had 20/20 vision since I was a kid and since about 17 years old, was about -625 left and about -675 right eye. I am sure it was over -6 and under - 7. It has now been 4 years and nothing but problems and misery for me. I had lasik 3 times with the initial surgery early 2001 which resulted in some regression ending up with 20/50 and 20/60 or so. I wish I left it at that. But nnnooooo, I went for a "re-touch about 7 months later or end of 2001 which is when my problems started. I also work on the computer at least 10 hours per day. First of all, I believe the prescription is wrong. The outcome was 20/20 and 20/15 but with the following problems:

(1) extreme dizziness with headaches and tired eyes. Dryness is not much of problems but I do occasionally use eye drops. [B]The dizziness is what is making me so miserable[/B]
(2) objections seem to appear to be "too up close" if that makes sense.
(3) feeling of inbalance.

There are months I seem to be able to live with it and hoping "my brain would get used to it." But it seems to be getting worse. I was 43 when I had the initial surgery and now just turned 47. I understand the reading part will eventually come but even distance vision makes we dizzy.

I wish I left it after the first lasik surgery!

During the last 2 years, I have gone to several lasik surgeons and one was willing to do further lasik with the goal I would lose distance vision and gain some reading vision. But he was reluctant and told me to wait 6 months. All other surgeons said I didn't have enough cornea thickness for further surgery with the last one (about 2 weeks ago) telling me I had a 20% chance both distance and reading vision could become worse. (Each consultation cost me $450-$500 each but the cost didn't faze me. I am miserable and desparate.)

About a week ago, I got "computer glasses" which did provide some relief and made it much easier to work. You might want to try this out.

Do you have any of my symptoms specifically the dizziness and objections appearing to be too up close? Would anyone out there have any suggestions for me and even another referral to another doctor? I will in California but if anyone out of state can help me, I would be willing to travel the distance.

Thanks to all for whatever help you can recommend. And Merry Christmas!

Gerry





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