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I had lasik surgery on one eye four days ago. So far I haven't been able to see far nor close. My prescription was -2.25 before the surgery and I also had some astigmatism. My distance vision is somewhat better than it was before the surgery but still very blurry. For example watching tv is difficult. I tried on my old eyeglasses but they make things even blurrier. My up-close vision is also very bad. For example I can't read a newspaper. I tried on my mum's reading glasses and they make things clearer. I'm 27 years old and my up-close vision was perfect before the surgery.

In my 1st day check up the flap was okay but there was some swelling. I'll have a second check up tomorrow. I'm putting on all the eye drops. My eye doesn't feel dry but I still use the moiturising drops every hour.

I'm wondering if all of this is normal. I've read many stories where people have fluctuating vision or regressing vision. Mine hasn't been clear at all after the surgery.
I have 4 days post Lasik and I am so blurry I feel seasick. Let me knw what you find out... if this is expected...I was told it will go away. It feels like it is permanent. I was told my vision wold be "so great, when you wake up you will be so happy" NOT. I feel (see) worse than pre Lasik.
Don't worry Chrissie66, it may take some time for the blurriness to go away. My right eye was completely blurry for 5-6 days after the surgery but after that it started slowly to get better. I'm now 5 weeks post-op. My right eye is still not as clear as the left one but I don't even notice it when I'm looking with my both eyes. Keep moisturising your eyes and put in all the eyedrops!
[QUOTE=Miksu;3719239]I had lasik surgery on one eye four days ago. So far I haven't been able to see far nor close. My prescription was -2.25 before the surgery and I also had some astigmatism. My distance vision is somewhat better than it was before the surgery but still very blurry. For example watching tv is difficult. I tried on my old eyeglasses but they make things even blurrier. My up-close vision is also very bad. For example I can't read a newspaper. I tried on my mum's reading glasses and they make things clearer. I'm 27 years old and my up-close vision was perfect before the surgery.

In my 1st day check up the flap was okay but there was some swelling. I'll have a second check up tomorrow. I'm putting on all the eye drops. My eye doesn't feel dry but I still use the moiturising drops every hour.

I'm wondering if all of this is normal. I've read many stories where people have fluctuating vision or regressing vision. Mine hasn't been clear at all after the surgery.[/QUOTE]
Who had you considered to do your surgery and who actually did your surgery? Would you say they were accurate in addression risks?
[QUOTE=Miksu;3719239]I had lasik surgery on one eye four days ago. So far I haven't been able to see far nor close. My prescription was -2.25 before the surgery and I also had some astigmatism. My distance vision is somewhat better than it was before the surgery but still very blurry. For example watching tv is difficult. I tried on my old eyeglasses but they make things even blurrier. My up-close vision is also very bad. For example I can't read a newspaper. I tried on my mum's reading glasses and they make things clearer. I'm 27 years old and my up-close vision was perfect before the surgery.

In my 1st day check up the flap was okay but there was some swelling. I'll have a second check up tomorrow. I'm putting on all the eye drops. My eye doesn't feel dry but I still use the moiturising drops every hour.

I'm wondering if all of this is normal. I've read many stories where people have fluctuating vision or regressing vision. Mine hasn't been clear at all after the surgery.[/QUOTE]
Who had you considered to do your surgery and who actually did your surgery? Would you say they were accurate in addression risks?
[QUOTE=chrissie66;3753502]I have 4 days post Lasik and I am so blurry I feel seasick. Let me knw what you find out... if this is expected...I was told it will go away. It feels like it is permanent. I was told my vision wold be "so great, when you wake up you will be so happy" NOT. I feel (see) worse than pre Lasik.[/QUOTE]

I have gone to two consults and have had two totally different opinions. Lasik plus was very unorganized with my appointment. My suprize was that I did see Dr. Nancy Mize and she was very thorough and probably the best exam i ever had... no rushing whatsoever. she was concerned about me being on the high end of the spectrum with a -9.00, having some areas of thinness to my cornias and a eye exam that sugggested my vision has changed in the past 6 months. I felt she was honest in saying I am not a candidate right now but with leaving my contacts out my cornia may reshape and I may be a candidate if my vision does not change. She also examined my retinas and had minor concerns and suggested a retina exam by a specialist to be thorough. Her suggestion was possibly PRK because it works on th esurface without a flap. Later inthe day , I did get the feeling the she may not be the surgeon and just the examining MD because the Lasik coordinator spoke to her ans suggested to her i was a candidate. Not clear on how seh made that decision and felt she was more of the manager tand pushing surgery beacuse the location just opened.

Two days later ,I went to see Dean Dornic in Cary and his staff were great and very thorough. Dr Dornic on the other hand was personable but very brief and decided to do surgery before he even examined my vision. ODD in my mind! He was not concerned about the change in my vision and did not even mention it after comparing the eye exam to my glas Rx. He did look briefely at my retina's adn made no comment becides "OK" and suggested wavefront custom Lasik becuse of my thin cornias and the possibility of doing a touch-up. ( Thin cornias have that risk of not having enough tissue to do touch-up's and having the risk of going into glasses again , just with a weaker rx.)

So I'm confused and feel I need a tie breaker. Dr. Dornic seems to want to operate and was much less sensitive to complications afterwords... risks being in the consent and his opinion was i have bad eyes and the surgery will help. What do you think from you r consult(s) and who did you see?
I once had a Kaiser Permanente Doctor tell me I was not a good candidate for Lasik. I ignored this advice, figuring "It's a HMO doctor!". I was so wrong. I went into a clinic in South Orange County CA and was told I was a great candidate and was told how well I would see. I have had a little more than 2 weeks and all though I see more clearly now...it is blurry and the blurry has not let up. I was told to live with this blur for the next year and I may get touch up at that point! I can tell you right now I need a touch up. I cant see, I cant read, I cant drive. If I put on 100 magnifying glasses, The blur goes away and then I can function.... That is how my vision should be right now, without the glasses . I now see I probably was not a good candidate and the Kaiser doctor was being honest.
My point, It seems as though you should listen to the first doctor. Sounds as though she was being honest.
i had the surgery two years ago and up until now everything was fine. now i am having blurry vision off and on. whats up with that. i have 20 20 vison but now gets blurry and then clears up. NO its not dry eye. whats wrong with my eyes?
[QUOTE=XRcise;3781964]This make me so nervous. I want to have lasik but only if I know there will not be any complications. I am very nervous when it comes to my eyes but I am so tired of wearing contacts and tired of my eyes being dry and red late at night. I will go to a doctor but I am going to listen to whatever they tell me. I might get more than one opinion but hopefully they all say the same thing so i don't get confused. I will go somewhere that is trusted too.[/QUOTE]
If you don't want complications, do not get the Lasik. Blurry vision is the last thing I thought would be the result of Lasik. It has been about 5 weeks and it is still blurry, not the "you will be so happy tomorrow" I was told. I was sad that I was one of those who had terribly blurry vision...and still do!!!! Now it appears I will be the person they don't really tell you in the consultation, the "re-do"..."we will re-do it in about 6 to 12 months" "It will get better, it's blurry from dry eyes" If you have dry eye's now, it gets worse with Lasik. That is part of the known side effects. Dry eyes and drops every 15 minutes. The Restasis drops are about $170.00. The Systane is about $12.00 and that is well worth it, they work good, use every 15 minutes. The actual procedure is not hard or painful. The chance you may not get the vision you wanted is the problem.
I'd have to agree with Crissie66...I am a yr into my Lasik post op and have since, been contacting attorneys for litigation.
I have a dry spot on one eye, feels like there is a loose eye lash in it.
I've had nothing but problems with my vision.
I 've seen barber shops with less customer turnover than these Lasik joints.
Basically, they sit you down to view a 30 min tape on success stories.
Oh, and yes, they do mention, as a side note, that a small percentage of patients will have minor issues with halos.
Well, from what I've seen, most people have 'halos', and if you don't think that's a problem, think again.
I mean, some people don't think they are that big of a deal I guess, I don't know their experience exactly, but from my own experience, halos are very distracting, so is blurry vision, so is eye strain, and no, I am not a watch maker.
Lasik has got to be the most over rated, criminally justified form of surgery ever conceived of by modern medicine.
Well, I'm 4 weeks after lasik, and still blurry as well.

Not sure why.
just for the record, blurry vision is extremely normal post-op. i had blurry vision in my left eye for about three months after lasik. they kept telling me it was because my eyes were dry, i didn't really believe them at first, because they didn't feel dry, and i was using drops every day. i was really depressed and really thought i was going to be one of those "re-do" patients. but after i started using the drops even more than i already was, my vision improved drastically and today i see 20/12.5 in both eyes. i'd recommend it to anyone!

use way more artificial tears than you think is necessary, give your eyes plenty of rest and allow your eyes to heal!

also, i have always had really dry eyes, and of course lasik made them worse, but i just use the generic brand of artificial tears that walmart and target sell and they've always worked great for me (they're way cheaper than those restasis drops and they work just as well, or better!).

(i had my surgery in december of 2006)
[QUOTE=JustMe2009;3882475]Well, I'm 4 weeks after lasik, and still blurry as well.

Not sure why.[/QUOTE]
I first posted after my procedure in October '08. I was blurry to the point I felt sea sick dizzy. The dizzy went away but the blurry never did. CVS 125 reading glasses seemed to bring my vision in focus. My depth perception was off, I bang my car into poles in the parking lot....I was a mess and not happy about it. I kept going back to the surgeon who did the surgery, they told me my vision would come in.....I had dry eyes.... yada yada....it did not! my eyes were no longer dry my eyes no longer saw halo's. Everything was healed..... and after 6 months they finally did an "adjustment" on both eyes and OH MY GOSH!!! IT'S A MIRACLE...I can see perfect. My astigmatism was so bad he had to do this Lasik thing twice. Beware if you have a really bad astigmatism, you will walk out of your first Lasik blurry and dissapointed and will probably need a second time....if you can convince your clinic to do it a second time. If you get headaches, I do too...its probably your brain tying to cope with the blurry after Lasik dilema. If your eyes hurt like the one person wrote, get it checked out. Lasik should not hurt that bad.
I love my vision now! Blind to 20/20. It was a long road, worth the misery....
Chrissie66
This rings a bell with me. I had -2.25 astigmatism, not the worse by any means, but they did say it was significant. I'm looking at enhancement, and am hoping I will say it's a miracle :) :) I was frantic the first 3 weeks as I couldn't see in my own house, let alone drive. A true nightmare. It's gotten considerably better, but still blurry to drive (signs) and in my house it's still fairly blurry.
[QUOTE=chrissie66;3919605]I first posted after my procedure in October '08. I was blurry to the point I felt sea sick dizzy. The dizzy went away but the blurry never did. CVS 125 reading glasses seemed to bring my vision in focus. My depth perception was off, I bang my car into poles in the parking lot....I was a mess and not happy about it. I kept going back to the surgeon who did the surgery, they told me my vision would come in.....I had dry eyes.... yada yada....it did not! my eyes were no longer dry my eyes no longer saw halo's. Everything was healed..... and after 6 months they finally did an "adjustment" on both eyes and OH MY GOSH!!! IT'S A MIRACLE...I can see perfect. My astigmatism was so bad he had to do this Lasik thing twice. Beware if you have a really bad astigmatism, you will walk out of your first Lasik blurry and dissapointed and will probably need a second time....if you can convince your clinic to do it a second time. If you get headaches, I do too...its probably your brain tying to cope with the blurry after Lasik dilema. If your eyes hurt like the one person wrote, get it checked out. Lasik should not hurt that bad.
I love my vision now! Blind to 20/20. It was a long road, worth the misery....
Chrissie66[/QUOTE]
I am 1 month into post op and my eyes are slightly blurry starting from about 15 away and VERY dry. does it get better??





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