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I recently had custom blade-less lasik 12 days ago. The procedure was a snap and I felt no pain at all. I woke up the next morning and felt like I had an eyelash in my left eye. I had both eyes done in the same surgery.

It was uncomfortable, but was not painful. Anyway, I went in for my day after evaluation and my right eye was great....... But not the left.

My doctor said I had a "good size" epithelial abrasion on my left eye. He placed a clear contact on it and I kept using all of the drops as he directed.

The next day I went in again. He said that the abrasion has healed and he could see a seam where the epithelium came together, like a cut would heal.

After that he said I was good and he would see me for my 1 week evaluation. I went in for that and my right eye was perfect 20/20, but my left eye was at -2.50!!!!!!!!

WHAT??? That's basically where I was before the surgery. My left eye is SUPER blurry, but healed.....

My question is this: Did the LASIK work? How long should I wait for my vision to clear up? It has been 12 days and I have not seen any improvement.

I'm trying not to over think this.

Any input would be helpful.

Thanks everyone!
[QUOTE=Wilson777;4766709]I recently had custom blade-less lasik 12 days ago. The procedure was a snap and I felt no pain at all. I woke up the next morning and felt like I had an eyelash in my left eye. I had both eyes done in the same surgery.

It was uncomfortable, but was not painful. Anyway, I went in for my day after evaluation and my right eye was great....... But not the left.

My doctor said I had a "good size" epithelial abrasion on my left eye. He placed a clear contact on it and I kept using all of the drops as he directed.

The next day I went in again. He said that the abrasion has healed and he could see a seam where the epithelium came together, like a cut would heal.

After that he said I was good and he would see me for my 1 week evaluation. I went in for that and my right eye was perfect 20/20, but my left eye was at -2.50!!!!!!!!

WHAT??? That's basically where I was before the surgery. My left eye is SUPER blurry, but healed.....

My question is this: Did the LASIK work? How long should I wait for my vision to clear up? It has been 12 days and I have not seen any improvement.

I'm trying not to over think this.

Any input would be helpful.

Thanks everyone![/QUOTE]

Hi Wilson,
Congrats on having the Lasik done. Sorry to hear that you got an abrasion on your left eye. Unfortunately that can happen to anyone during surgery for whatever reasons. If your dr said you had a "good size" abrasion, it could also mean that your cornea was swollen. That generally happens after surgery anyways. Swollen cornea can induce myopia. I know you are very concerned of the outcome, but give it some more time for the cornea to completely settle down. You know that being anxious at this point will not help with your condition but just give you more stress. If you can, stop closing one eye at a time to check the progress of your vision in your bad eye. In the worst case scenario, you may need an enhancement to get rid of the remaining nearsightedness at a later time. I know this is not what you had expected, it is really unfortunate that it happened to you or anyone for that matter. But the only thing you can do now is continue with the drops (if necessary) and go for your 2 week follow up and try to think positive.
As for your question about the laser not working, did you hear the clicking sound while the dr was working on your left eye? Did it feel the same as while the right eye was worked on? At this point, just try your best to relax and don't over think it (easier said than done, but try your best). Good luck! Keep us posted!
Cheers!
Thanks Bunnystar1 for the reply. It has been 18 days now and my vision is still blurry...... It has gotten a little better, but it still sucks. I don't know what to think! I have read where people will go for 6 to 8 weeks with this blurry vision after an abrasion and that's normal. I hate to even consider that time frame as normal.

I will say that even though my abrasion healed in 1 day, with the bandage contact, I can still feel where it was. I can still feel that there was an abrasion, but it doesn't hurt or anything.

I'm going on vacation in two weeks and really hope my vision clears up by that time. My right eye is CRYSTAL CLEAR and I think that makes the blurry vision in my left eye worse. I need to stop comparing the two.

Thankfully, since my right eye is so clear, it does offset my left eye quite a bit. I have not been using ointment at night and am going to start. When I wake up in the morning, my eyes are really dry and I know that has to slow down the healing process from the abrasion.

Have you used any ointments? I am just using artificial tears now. My eyes are not dry at all during the day, but I notice that my vision clears a bit when I use the tears.

Well, I hope you are well and I'm sorry I can't respond and tell you my vision is crystal clear and you can start counting the days until you have clear vision.

Keep me posted on what your doc says.
Interesting. My doc told me my eye has healed (not swollen/inflamed) and to stop using the Prednisone drops in a couple of days. I used the drops for over 1 week, first every 2 hours for 2 days, then every 4 hours after. I saw little improvement in my vision. He stated the abrasion just needs to come together and that light would effect the eye making things blurry until it healed. There is an 85% chance it will. If not he'll do an enhancement because the eye is correctable with lenses. They did use lenses to determine if the eye was correctable to 20/20.

Please be sure to post if you see any improvement in the next 20 days. I sure hope you and I do. I really do not want an enhancement. But if it doesn't improve I'll definitely do it!
Hey Bunnystar. My left eye, with the haze, is DEFINATELY blurry. It's like wearing a contact that has buildup on it.

My vision is the same indoors an out but I do have better vision immediately after I use drops
Hey Bunny. Sorry for the late reply. I was on vaca last week. My night vision is ok. I don't have a lot of problems with halos, but my vision in my left eye is still jacked up.

I have bad news about my left eye. It seems that the corneal abrasion has healed, but I still have some haze in that eye. The problem is that after the haze clears, my "new doc" says he believes that my blurry vision is purely refractive.

So, it looks like the surgeon that under-corrected my, really screwed me up. I am going to give the process a full 3 months from my surgery date to decide what I want to do about this situation.

I hope you improve soon.

I will say a prayer for you :)





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