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I had Intralase/Wavefront on Friday, and it is now 4 days later. I am 26 years old and before surgery my contacts I wore were -5.5 power and I had astigmatism in both eyes. After the procedure, my right eye is seeing pretty well 20/25, but my left eye can only see about 20/200 right now (that big E on top of the eye chart is still pretty blurry). My first follow-up exam was yesterday and the doctor didn't say anything was unusual and said that because there was such a big correction, it is going to take longer to adjust (which is weird because my right eye is doing ok).

I see other people complaining about 20/40 vision after lasik, but no one saying that had 20/200. Did anyone else experience this bad of vision after lasik? Did it improve? I am having trouble being patient because the really bad vision in one eye is making it difficult to work on my computer at work. I just need some reassurance at this point that an eye with this bad of vision can improve to 20/25 or 20/20.
For those of you following my story (all 0 of you....:jester:), I had a follow-up today. I has now been one week since my LASIK and 2 days since the flap lift. Left eye is seeing a very blurry 20/50, however, doc said there is a wrinkle. He said that sometimes, these can go away on there own, but that he may need to do another flap lift. Right eye looked good. I follow up on Monday.
So do you have to have the stitches removed later? My mom had stitches when she had her cataract surgery and her doc said they just stay in unless they are pulling unevenly and causing astigmatism. Just curious if its the same for yours. My left eye is still blurry too from my Lasik a week ago, I called and got an appointment for tomorrow to see what's going on.
[QUOTE=BlurEye;4928053]I had Intralase/Wavefront on Friday, and it is now 4 days later. I am 26 years old and before surgery my contacts I wore were -5.5 power and I had astigmatism in both eyes. After the procedure, my right eye is seeing pretty well 20/25, but my left eye can only see about 20/200 right now (that big E on top of the eye chart is still pretty blurry). My first follow-up exam was yesterday and the doctor didn't say anything was unusual and said that because there was such a big correction, it is going to take longer to adjust (which is weird because my right eye is doing ok).

I see other people complaining about 20/40 vision after lasik, but no one saying that had 20/200. Did anyone else experience this bad of vision after lasik? Did it improve? I am having trouble being patient because the really bad vision in one eye is making it difficult to work on my computer at work. I just need some reassurance at this point that an eye with this bad of vision can improve to 20/25 or 20/20.[/QUOTE]

Is that wavefront optimized or custom?
1 year follow up:

So one year ago I got LASIK. It was a rough ride. I had bumped my eye a few days after the procedure and had to get a flap lift to smooth the bumps. This corrected one of the eyes but the other still had a wrinkle. After a couple weeks, the wrinkle did not sort itself out so I had to have the flap sutured down. The stitches stayed in for a couple weeks and then I had to have them removed. My eye was still blurry after that so 6 months later, I got a touch-up. The doctor did not want to lift the flap up so we opted to do a PRK touch-up.

6 months after the PRK enhancement, my eyes are doing great. I think they are 20/25 which is a lot better than what I started out as. I have not had dry eye issues or anything else wrong.

I love that I can see without glasses or contacts.

Also, if I had to do it again, I would opt to have the PRK done instead.





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