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Hello,
I have had PRK surgery twice in my right eye. Recently had the second surgery because I was not getting clear vision months following the first surgery.

It's now about 6 1/2 weeks after the second surgery and I am not seeing clearly. Last week I was weaned off the Pred Forte and got a swollen eye over the weekend. The doctor said it was not related to the surgery - but I find that difficult to believe.

I, too, am very frustrated with the lack of results from PRK although I was told it would help.

My eye history (over several recent years) includes Lasik, then cataract removal, then PRK in one eye to clear vision -- and there has been discussion of PRK in other eye. (The only procedure that I had any pain with was the Lasik - and then this swelling recently along with severe sensitivity to light)

I still get ghosting - btw, thanks for mentioning that because I have tried to describe it to the doctors, too and that's exactly what it is. Is this common?

I felt like I was all alone with these challenges until I read your posts. Have you experienced clearer vision yet?

Thank you for sharing your information.
Hello,

My eyes were pretty dry before LASIK, so dry I couldn't wear my contacts which is why I decided to get LASIK. I knew this would bring additional dryness. I had surgery on Dec. 13th and for many weeks my eyes were incredibly dry. I would have to put in Refresh Optive drops every 30 mins or more frequently. I went through boxes and boxes of those things.

My eye doctor told me I could use GenTeal lubricant eye gel at night and during the day to help my eyes. I've also had punctal plugs put in both eyes but that was over a year ago while I was still trying to wear contacts.

My little saving grace has been a Homedics personal misting humidifier. I sit it right next to me while I'm reading or working online and the micro-water vapor keeps my eyes and face moist and keeps my vision clear. It might look a little silly but otherwise I couldn't really read. I bought mine at Bed-Bath & Beyond for about $20.00. I also keep two humidifiers running in my house and have one near my bed.

I have to say that things are getting a lot better and it's only been a couple months. My eyes were super dry before LASIK and I've seen a lot of improvement already. Remember to keep using your drops throughout the day even if you don't think you need them. Especially if you read a lot or look at a computer screen, we tend to not blink when we focus.

Hope that helps.





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