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Update:

My vision has improved. I'm seeing 20/20. I still have glaring at night when I drive, but it is better. I still continue to have problems with my right eye. At times it will seem fine with just a bit of blurriness and then the next moment I still have a haze over it (like a dirty contact or a piece of wax paper covering it). I did try Restasis, unsure if it really helped. I stopped because it is $. My eyes continue to be dry (big improvement though) and I mainly notice this only when I wake up. My biggest annoyance now is "floaters". I had them prior to lasik, but they have definitely gotten worse post lasik. My next f/u appt is the beginning of Sept. I doubt I would have any type of re-enhancement surgery. I'm hoping most of the symptoms subside within the 6 month period of "healing".

It is a s-l-o-w process. No one ever really explains that to you when you first get lasik. I know lasik isn't perfect, but if I can go the next 10 years without contacts or glasses - it will be worth it.
Glad to hear you've seen some improvement. Yes, I also noticed an increase in floaters after surgery. They are still there (more so in the right eye). I've read that this is either caused by the vaccum used during surgery causing particles inside the eye to detach from the sides, or from the fact that your focal point is now different, so those that were always there now show up more. Two weeks after surgery my dr. checked the back of my eyes to be sure the floaters weren't symptomatic of retinal detachment or something serious like that. They aren't, and have been the side effect I've been adjusting to the easiest.

I failed to mention in my last post that my six week follow up exam did show I have a mild astigmatism in my right eye (0.5). This is contributing to my ability for crisp focus with the R eye to be less than the left eye. I didn't have astigmatism in that eye before surgery, so it is dissapointing to learn this, and is probably contributing to my ongoing struggle to accomidate to my "new" vision. Previously my Left eye had a 0.25 astigmatism but that seems totally corrected now. Not quite an even trade off, but could be worse I guess.

My night time vision has improved in the past few weeks from a contrast standpoint, but I still see a lot of halos and starbursts from headlights and other light sources at night. I've read many many accounts that this can take up to 6 months to improve, so I'm trying to remain positive about this.

I hope you continue to improve with time.





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