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Lasik is the most stupid thing i have done in my life. Why did i do it? I was so stupid. Now I can not see things near me only far away. I can drive but I can not read, anyone else has that problem??? And I have also ugly red veins in my eyes that probably never will go away or maybe in a year that is what the doctor says. so sorry that i did not see this board before i did the surgery...
[QUOTE=Sanna;3943437]Lasik is the most stupid thing i have done in my life. Why did i do it? I was so stupid. Now I can not see things near me only far away. I can drive but I can not read, anyone else has that problem??? And I have also ugly red veins in my eyes that probably never will go away or maybe in a year that is what the doctor says. so sorry that i did not see this board before i did the surgery...[/QUOTE]

When did you have the operation? The hematoma (red "veins") is common and should fade away in the next few weeks. Not being able to see close up or read is called Presbyopia and naturally happens to people over the age of 40. The eye lens loses flexibility and does not accommodate as well as it did when younger. You will need reading glasses. I just had Lasik and I need reading glasses. Its no big deal for me and I knew this full well going into the surgery. I just went to a drug store and purchased a pair of +1.25 reading glasses for $15. If you wore glasses before Lasik, surely you had progressive lenses or bifocals?
[QUOTE=landar;3946158]When did you have the operation? The hematoma (red "veins") is common and should fade away in the next few weeks. Not being able to see close up or read is called Presbyopia and naturally happens to people over the age of 40. The eye lens loses flexibility and does not accommodate as well as it did when younger. You will need reading glasses. I just had Lasik and I need reading glasses. Its no big deal for me and I knew this full well going into the surgery. I just went to a drug store and purchased a pair of +1.25 reading glasses for $15. If you wore glasses before Lasik, surely you had progressive lenses or bifocals?[/QUOTE]

I am 29, I did not have reading glasses before laseksugery. My sight was not so good when I had to look at things far away. I just noticed something today actually that my sight is a little better near than before so maybe my doctor was right it is normal and it will go away. No one told me this before surgery I knew about the blurry vision, the not so good vision at night, the haze, the halofenomen and all that but not anything about my nearsight problem. But I asked about it and they only told me, "you will not have any problems reading".

what do you think about red veins 4 mounths (not weeks) after surgery? Itīs not normal maybe it will go away maybe not

when did you have your surgery? Everything is great for you?
[QUOTE=Sanna;3946648]I am 29, I did not have reading glasses before laseksugery. My sight was not so good when I had to look at things far away. I just noticed something today actually that my sight is a little better near than before so maybe my doctor was right it is normal and it will go away. No one told me this before surgery I knew about the blurry vision, the not so good vision at night, the haze, the halofenomen and all that but not anything about my nearsight problem. But I asked about it and they only told me, "you will not have any problems reading".

what do you think about red veins 4 mounths (not weeks) after surgery? Itīs not normal maybe it will go away maybe not

when did you have your surgery? Everything is great for you?[/QUOTE]

Well, if you are 29, you *should* not really need reading glasses...however, I do know people in their late 20's and early 30's who need them. It is far more common to need them when you pass 40. Perhaps your doctor over-corrected your eyes a bit. I have read that slight over-correction usually straightens out with time so that is in your favor. As far as the redness, that can take a long time to heal. I have some red veins in the sclera (whites) of my eyes and had them even before the Lasik. One eye has some redness from the Lasik but it is ever so slowly clearing up.

I understand that it is not uncommon to require 6 months to 18 months(depending upon how you heal) to have clear vision. So, I would encourage you to keep your spirits up, keep using the eye drops and hang in there. This is a much, much longer healing process than they lead you to believe. I am just starting to see my vision clear up. It is somewhat frustrating because I was hoping for a quick fix. But with each day I see a tiny amount of improvement. Remember also that as your vision changes, your brain needs to re-train and that can take some time. I can remember getting a new pair of glasses and thinking "these cant be right!". But they were. It just took my brain some weeks to get used to them. Think of what a trip your healing(constantly changing) corneas are to your brain that is trying to figure out what is going on. It will stabilize but may take a long time.

No, everything is not great for me. I still have halos and ghosting at night and my left eye is still red. But it has only been 3 weeks and I am getting used to my new sight, which is getting sharper each day(very slowly).
Also keep in mind that those that are very happy with their Lasik are not apt to post on these types of forums. They are busy leading their lives with new found wonderful vision and are not looking for solace. That mainly leaves the other type of people to post.;)
[QUOTE=landar;3947400]Well, if you are 29, you *should* not really need reading glasses...however, I do know people in their late 20's and early 30's who need them. It is far more common to need them when you pass 40. Perhaps your doctor over-corrected your eyes a bit. I have read that slight over-correction usually straightens out with time so that is in your favor. As far as the redness, that can take a long time to heal. I have some red veins in the sclera (whites) of my eyes and had them even before the Lasik. One eye has some redness from the Lasik but it is ever so slowly clearing up.

I understand that it is not uncommon to require 6 months to 18 months(depending upon how you heal) to have clear vision. So, I would encourage you to keep your spirits up, keep using the eye drops and hang in there. This is a much, much longer healing process than they lead you to believe. I am just starting to see my vision clear up. It is somewhat frustrating because I was hoping for a quick fix. But with each day I see a tiny amount of improvement. Remember also that as your vision changes, your brain needs to re-train and that can take some time. I can remember getting a new pair of glasses and thinking "these cant be right!". But they were. It just took my brain some weeks to get used to them. Think of what a trip your healing(constantly changing) corneas are to your brain that is trying to figure out what is going on. It will stabilize but may take a long time.

No, everything is not great for me. I still have halos and ghosting at night and my left eye is still red. But it has only been 3 weeks and I am getting used to my new sight, which is getting sharper each day(very slowly).
Also keep in mind that those that are very happy with their Lasik are not apt to post on these types of forums. They are busy leading their lives with new found wonderful vision and are not looking for solace. That mainly leaves the other type of people to post.;)[/QUOTE]

Hi,

I can tell you that the first weeks are the weeks when you really can see that your eyes are getting sharper and sharper and thats nice. I have heard that you can have halos 6 mounths after surgery but I had it for one day so that means yours could goaway anytime. Right now my eyes are getting a little better but I hardly notice it but I think that maybe I should stop thinking about it for now and hopefully my eyes are better one day.

Yes they tell you that it is a quick fix and that you will see clearly in a mounth. I guess I should be so happy that I did not have any problems with light and I did not have doubble vision. I did have blurry vision for about 6 weeks and than suddenly it was gone so I hope the rest will just goaway too Maybe I should belive the doctor for once, but it is not easy when you think you know what you are doing and than suddenly you have a problem you did not know you could have.

take care,





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