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[QUOTE=Wilson777;4771830]OH MY GOD! I just got back from my early appt with my LASIK doc and can't believe what he had to say!

He was pretty short from the moment he walked in. This was probably due to the fact that I had to be worked in the schedule, but I would have appreciated a little more courtesy from my "doctor!"

We go through the motions and I start asking him, "do I have a wrinkle in my flap, a buildup of epithelial cells under the flap, debris under the flap, corneal haze, etc." He says to me ,"notice how quiet I am. I'm doing this because we have to wait until the end of the examination to give you your results."

I didn't appreciate the attitude one bit. Then the end of the exam comes.

He tells me that my left eye, the problem eye, is healing perfectly. No scratches, tears, wrinkles, etc. My right eye is also perfectly healing.

My right eye is at 20/20, but my left is at 20/30. So I ask, why is that?

He proceeds to tell me that, "I commonly under-correct one eye to aid in nearsightedness later on in life." WHAT??? I didn't ask for, nor did I PAY for an under-correction. WTF? Is this really happening? The surgery, after all, worked perfectly. It's just that the doc CHOSE to under-correct one of my eyes without telling me that's what he planned all along.

WHAT? I don't know what to do now. He told me to wait for another two months and everything would even out. My vision would be fine and after another two months, three total, he would decide if I needed an enhancement or not.

I can't believe this. This is bull&$%#!!! Now, I'm wondering if I have legal grounds to sue this jerk or not.

I'm staring a new thread, I need help.[/QUOTE]

That is horrible! Sorry to hear about your problem. Something doesn't sound right to me. No doctor is gonna intentionally under/over-correct one eye without telling you. This was given to me as an option which is "monovision". I had to sign a document stating I wanted both eyes treated the same for distance.

Sounds to me like the doctor already knows your eye is under-corrected in addition to the cornea abrasion. Maybe your eye is now fine from the cornea abrasion, but its under-corrected and you do need an enhancement. I was told by my doctor that there is a 10% chance of under/over correction before surgery.

I called my doctor's office today to see if I can get in before Wednesday but he won't be available until Wednesday.

Fortunately, today my vision is a little better in my right eye. I won't get too happy because a few days ago, it was better and then the next day it got worse.

You should definitely get a second opinion. Your vision is way too valuable to have it screwed up.

Good luck!
[QUOTE=Wilson777;4771830]OH MY GOD! I just got back from my early appt with my LASIK doc and can't believe what he had to say!

He was pretty short from the moment he walked in. This was probably due to the fact that I had to be worked in the schedule, but I would have appreciated a little more courtesy from my "doctor!"

We go through the motions and I start asking him, "do I have a wrinkle in my flap, a buildup of epithelial cells under the flap, debris under the flap, corneal haze, etc." He says to me ,"notice how quiet I am. I'm doing this because we have to wait until the end of the examination to give you your results."

I didn't appreciate the attitude one bit. Then the end of the exam comes.

He tells me that my left eye, the problem eye, is healing perfectly. No scratches, tears, wrinkles, etc. My right eye is also perfectly healing.

My right eye is at 20/20, but my left is at 20/30. So I ask, why is that?

He proceeds to tell me that, "I commonly under-correct one eye to aid in nearsightedness later on in life." WHAT??? I didn't ask for, nor did I PAY for an under-correction. WTF? Is this really happening? The surgery, after all, worked perfectly. It's just that the doc CHOSE to under-correct one of my eyes without telling me that's what he planned all along.

WHAT? I don't know what to do now. He told me to wait for another two months and everything would even out. My vision would be fine and after another two months, three total, he would decide if I needed an enhancement or not.

I can't believe this. This is bull&$%#!!! Now, I'm wondering if I have legal grounds to sue this jerk or not.

I'm staring a new thread, I need help.[/QUOTE]

My goodness! Sounded like your doctor needs a course in chair-side ettiquette. As a patient, I would be livid to hear that the surgeon did something without my consent. It is both unethical and unprofessional. You as a consumer is paying for the service you want, not what he wants. If deliberate undercorrection was his general practice, he needs to make it known to the patient. Generally your consent form should indicate what type of correction will be done ie monovision, both eyes for distance etc as bunnystar stated. So try to get a copy of the consent form you signed.

It is good news that according to him, the cornea is looking good. Wilson777, if you do not mind me asking, how old are you now? In the meantime, let's work with what we have. A general ophthalmologist, a lasik surgeon, or a good optometrist will be able to tell you the state of your cornea and the residual prescription and vision if you want a second opinion. In the meantime, try to calm down (yes, easier said!) and again, stop comparing your eyes and give your brain a chance to readapt. Whether it was truly intentional or unintentional undercorrection of one eye, the deed has been done. If you are approaching 40s, then you can come to appreciate this more. But I can completely understand how angry and upset you are because this was not what you asked for in the first place.

Good luck with everything and take care. Enhancement was not what you were looking for, but at least there is a solution to this problem. Hang in there!
Cheers!
Hi Wilson and bunnystar,
Sounds like both of you had/still have some "inflammation" going on if were treated with Pred past the usual standard 7 day prophylactic treatment.

Wilson, good to know you had a second opinion and this doctor appeared to have better listening and observational skills. As for the treatment plan, it will depend on the severity of the haze, the dosage can be different. Be sure to stick to the instruction and go back for your follow up when the time comes. Just curious, did this second doc thinks that your 20/30 vision was due to this haze? Or did he find out that there was also discrepancy in the prescription as well such as undercorrection?

Bunnystar, seemed like your vision is worse than Wilson at 20/50. But it's good to hear that you seem to have "adjusted" to it a bit and not being overly annoyed by the differences in both eyes. To be honest, abrasion generally shouldn't take that long to heal and resolve, unless you had a big one and a stubborn one at that or you have recurrent erosion (the epithelial cells of the abrasion area heal and than slough off again due to weak reconnection, which unfortunately some corneas are like that, but in this type of cases, you would have experienced discomfort). From your description and your treatment plan, it appeared you had some inflammation going on. So the question is where did your 20/50 come from? A residual prescription due to undercorrection? or possibly corneal haze? or combination of the two? Corneal haze if not significant can resolve over time. You mentioned that they did try to correct you with lenses and you were able to achieve 20/20 crisp vision, then it sounds like a simple case of undercorrection which in itself is good news. In this case, patience is required to let the cornea completely clears and settles down before further enhancement is discussed.

Good luck to the both of you! I am sure all will turn out great at the end, sometimes we are giving detours, and patience is the only thing that will keep us sane. Do take care and keep us posted.

Cheers!
I'm sorry you're having to deal with that. It sounds like your abrasion hasn't come together yet.

It shouldn't take long for it to completely heal. When I saw my new doc, he said he couldn't tell that I ever had an abrasion. He could only see a little corneal haze.

My vision is also pretty clear with both eyes open. But, I do notice a little blur.

Hopefully we will both have crystal clear vision in both eyes in a matter of weeks ;)

Let's hope so!





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