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Hi everyone! I just wanted to thank you all for this board - everything I have read here has been SUPER helpful so far!

I got the Wavefront Guided LASIK at The Wilmer Eye Institute/Johns Hopkins on Monday.

Despite being totally prepared for what it would be like when the suction went on and, as a friend called it, my "vision like, totally gets sucked out of the eye" I panicked on my right eye and they had to stop. They hadn't made any cuts but had to turn off the suction and take out the eye-opener-thingy and I had to breathe for a few minutes before we started up again.

I was much calmer for my left eye.

I was -2.25 in each eye prior with a very tiny, tiny amount of astigmatism.

Two and a half days after the surgery my left eye is magic. It was reading 20/20 on my one-day post-op yesterday. My right eye is not magic. It's blurry, gritty feeling, and I could only read 20/40 and that's through a lot of blur, like a dirty contact lens is in my eye. They also said my flaps were slightly inflamed and asked me to stay on the stiffer regiment of steroid drops until they see me on Friday - a few days early for a one-week followup but they want to check the inflammation in the flaps.

Is it normal to feel one eye as PERFECT and the other less than so? I'm dosing my eyes nonstop with artificial tears (got a great tip here for putting them in the fridge to cool them down....delicious) but I just feel like I'm looking through a film in my right eye - like I have gritty Vaseline in my eye. I'm blurry at a distance and up close.

I know I'm only two days out and I'll see the doc again on Friday but I can't help but be a little concerned. I'd love any advice or similar stories that anyone could share. THANK YOU!
51 views and no responses? Ack.

Now three days, one eye still perfect, one eye super blurry....still feels like I've got a gritty dirty contact in my right eye.
Hi, I have a threat about my experiences with Lasik. I had it done over 4 months ago.

You are still extremely early in the process, and yes it is totally normal for your eyes to be different. It takes a week or two for the initial major swelling to go down, and then you'll still see changes over the following few months.

The first few days my left eye was very blurry, more so than my right, but after a week my left eye was seeing much better than the right. Over the first week I had major changes in my vision. They make it seem like you just wake up the next morning with perfect 20/20 vision in both eyes. That might happen for some people, but certainly not all.

Give it a week or two and you'll likely be seeing better.
Still hanging in there here. I'm now 9 days post-LASIK and my right eye is still blurry. My left is great.

Over the weekend my right eye got so blurry that I couldn't see out of it at all (couldn't even read words right in front of my face) and it was burning. Started using Systane drops at night and it started helping.

Had my one-week post-op today and was told "Congrats, you can see 20/20 in your right eye!" but it seems ridiculous because the letters were hideously blurry and fuzzy.

It seems like my right eye is marvelous for about an hour after I wake up and just goes steadily downhill during the day since then.

Is THAT normal?
[QUOTE=iliveinbrooklyn;4768233]Still hanging in there here. I'm now 9 days post-LASIK and my right eye is still blurry. My left is great.

Over the weekend my right eye got so blurry that I couldn't see out of it at all (couldn't even read words right in front of my face) and it was burning. Started using Systane drops at night and it started helping.

Had my one-week post-op today and was told "Congrats, you can see 20/20 in your right eye!" but it seems ridiculous because the letters were hideously blurry and fuzzy.

It seems like my right eye is marvelous for about an hour after I wake up and just goes steadily downhill during the day since then.

Is THAT normal?[/QUOTE]

Hi there Brooklyn gal! I am a bit confused here, you are complaining that you right eye is not seeing well at all, and yet your follow up today showed that you were reading 20/20? So could you see the letters or could you not see them? Or did you blink like crazy each time you tried to read a letter? And it took you a long time to read them all?

You also said that your right eye vision was great when you first woke up, then slowly deteriorates throughout the day? Has that happened for the past 9 days? Does it clear things up drastically when you put in the eyedrops? If your answer is yes to both, it is very possible you have some serious dry eye in the right. Did you not complain about thisi finding to your doctor? What eye drops are you using now?

To answer your question: Yes, it is normal if you have dry eye syndrome. This should be part of the management post Lasik if you have an issue with it and the doctor needs to help you address this problem. Unfortunately dry eye side effect can happen to anyone especially those who had dry eye prior to surgery. The most important thing is continue to use the artificial tears to keep the eyeball moist, keep direct wind ie fan or AC from your face, and wear sunglasses while you are out. If you really have dry eye, it goes away eventually, hopefully faster than slower. So hang in there. The fact that the bottom line is you can see 20/20 in that eye means everything is in good order...just the dryness being a nuisance! Take care!
Cheers!
Hi
I'm 4 days post-lasik and my left eye is perfect but my righ is blurry
in the eye test 1 days post-lasik, my left eye could see all the letters perfectly and my right eye could also see them but with some difficulty due to the blur.

Did your lasik operation take the doctor longer than usual?
i have been told that the longer the process takes the longer the blur stays.
Hi solongglasses, my right eye was very blurry for almost three weeks post surgery. My left eye was extraordinarily excellent starting the morning after! Each eye took only nine seconds but the right was just much, much slower to recover. I can tell that it's still not quite as sharp and clear as the left but every day it gets a little better!





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