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Thanks for writing back earthworm88! I had my one week visit with my doc and he said everything looked so good that he didn't need to see me until I was 1 month out. I'm guessing that I don't have any debris in my eye, but maybe I should request an early visit.

He didn't mention swelling at my 1 week checkup. He said to keep using the Prednisolone drops, but to stop using the Ofloxacin drops. I'm guessing everything looks good, but I'm not 100% sure on my end.

When I mentioned that I could still feel where the abrasion was, It's still a little sore. Kinda like when you have a cut that has healed, but is still a little tender after it has healed. I can still "feel" where it was.

Is a second opinion something I should look into? I know it couldn't hurt.

Thanks again for your response! I wish I could get a few more of them.....:eek:
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He didn't mention swelling at my 1 week checkup. He said to keep using the Prednisolone drops, but to stop using the Ofloxacin drops. I'm guessing everything looks good, but I'm not 100% sure on my end.

When I mentioned that I could still feel where the abrasion was, It's still a little sore. Kinda like when you have a cut that has healed, but is still a little tender after it has healed. I can still "feel" where it was.

Is a second opinion something I should look into? I know it couldn't hurt.

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Hi Wilson777,
Do you mean to say that after the 1 week post op, your doc is still asking you to use Pred for another 3 weeks until he sees you at 1 month post op?:eek: This indirectly implies that you have inflammation in that eye? And how did he explain your residual error (-2.50) in that eye then (well, in your case, as if it hadn't been worked on)? Ok. Sounds like your "abrasion" isn't completely gone yet if you still feel some soreness. It is possibly that the abrasion isn't healing nicely which only the doc can tell by looking through the slitlamp, then intervention may be necessary. I know that if it is a simple case of undercorrection (which is too early to confirm), sometimes some corneas just need the extra time to settle down as you probably have read in other threads as our body reacts differently. Please keep in mind that all I have said is hypothesis on my part based on your descriptions. Whether you need a second opinion or now is completely up to you because only you know your relationship with your doc and how comfortable you are with his/her answer :) Take care. I hope this get sorted out soon before your vacation!
Cheers!
Hey Bunnystar and Earthworm. I took your advice and had a second opinion with an ophthalmologist in my home town. It was the BEST move I could have made.

Thank you both so much for encouraging me to do this.

The new doc is a great listener. He's very thorough and went beyond the call of duty to diagnose my issue.

He put dye in my eye and used a UV light to check me out. My surgeon did not take this step to evaluate me.

The new doc found some corneal haze. I couldn't be happier to know that I have corneal haze! WOOOHOOO!

The new doc put me on a regiment of prednisolone drops 3x a day for 10 days and then 2x a day for another 10 days. Earthworm, do you think that will do the trick? I know it will help :)

At least now I have an explanation of why my vision is still blurry in my left eye. He said that was the only thing he could find that was wrong with my eye.

It feels great to know that it will get better. According to my surgeon, nothing was wrong and I was "stuck" with this vision and it would "probably" improve.

Geeze. I wish I knew about his lack of compassion on the front end. Anyway, it feels amazing to have a little hope.

Hang in there Bunnystar, there is light at the end of the tunnel!





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