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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.
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=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.
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)





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