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Im with Norby 2009...DONT DO IT!!!!

I also had a horrible experience with LASIK. Before surgery I had a very mild prescription in both eyes. Just enough to be an inconvenience. I have horses and found that was the biggest reason for my decision. Being around horses and their environment meant getting dust and hair in my eyes all the time and with soft lenses that made it a pain.

I went to the most reputable place in my area because I didnít want to mess around when it came to my eyes. I went for my consultation and was told I would be best going with custom lasik a more expensive option. I agreed due to wanting the best option for my eyes.

The surgery was a success for a little while, then my eyes began to change. I started getting constant migraines and sore eyes. I went back to my eye doctor and had him test my eyes. He said he cant find any reason for my vision problem, which at that time was only in one eye. He then told me about Optic neuritis and MS. So began the long inquest into whether or not I had MS, a brain tumour or had suffered a stroke. After MANY, MANY test I was sent to an Ophthalmologist. The Ophthalmologist was the one that diagnosed me with having Ectasia.

[COLOR="DarkSlateGray"]ďEctasia is a bulging of the corneal. Ectasia is also called iatrogenic keratoconus or secondary keratoconus because it is basically a surgically induced version of the naturally occurring disease keratoconus. Ectasia is a very serious long-term complication of LASIK.Ē [/COLOR]
Ref www.lasermyeye.org/patients/learning/ectasia.html

My eyes are now both affected and nothing will ever fix it. The absolute only possible cure is to have a corneal transplant. I am 27 years old and now will have to face this for the rest of my life. My eyes WILL get worse, its just a matter of how long it will take. I have been told no case is the same. That some peoples eyes change many times in a year and some peoples eyes only change every few years. Every case is different.

If I had to go back and do it all again, I would have NEVER got this done. My eyes are worse now then they were before surgery. Glasses and soft lenses donít fix it, my only option for better vision is gas permeable lenses, and even they donít get me good vision. The trade off was defiantly not worth the risk.

Norby I totally understand how you feel. I also kick myself for having this done. The way I look at it now is, whats done is done and I donít want it to ruin the rest of my life. So I have had to learn to adjust and just keep going!





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