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Hi, I had my left eye done about 5 weeks ago, and while I experienced blurry vision and ghosting during the first three weeks, my vision cleared up during the end of the fourth week. My doctor said that I would help recovery a lot if I put in the eye drops as often as needed to help the corneal flap adhere to the new contour of the eye. I have been doing as he suggested and the results have been very good. I still experience fluctuations in my vision; there are days when my vision is blurry despite the eye drops, but he expects that to clear up as the eye heals. I asked him how long he expects me to use the drops, and he said around 6 to 8 months. So far, I'm happy with my improved vision, and I encourage you to use the eye drops as much as you can.
@Padme10

Thanks for sharing your experiences. It sounds like you have been through a lot in the last few years.

Ghosting is common after the surgery. I had ghosting as well as all of my friends who had the surgery around the same time. It lasted for a few months before it finally disappeared.

The only reason I am not 100% happy with the surgery is because my vision was not that bad to start with. i could already function fine without contacts or glasses but I wanted clearer vision as well. My eyes were at -1.5 and -1.6 before the surgery which means I could do everything fine but when driving at night things would be blurry. I wore contacts but they bothered me so i finally decided to have surgery.

If I would have started with a prescription of -3 or -4 or worse then I would be very happy.

My only issue now is the dryness. My vision is good except when my eyes get dry the get much blurrier. I am on a prescription of Restasis to try and heal the dryness but it has been 3 months on that and I don't see any benefits yet. Do you have dryness issues?

I would say you can't really tell the full results of PRK for at least 3 - 6 months and the dryness has to be gone. After that I believe the results are visible. If I could get the dryness to go away I would be happy with the results.

Keep me posted on your progress!





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