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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.
Hi all,
I am hoping that some of you who had ghosting after 4+ weeks can chime in. I had 0.0 astigmatism before PRK. My prescription was really low at -1.25 before surgery with 0 astigmatism. Now, my post op is showing a blue spot on the topography and a -2.7 astigmatism.

Supposedly without the astigmatism, my vision is 20/25 now post-PRK. However, the ghosting (horizontal when looking close up and vertical when looking far away) is so bad that it's essentially taken away my vision. It isn't correctable with glasses.

For those who had ghosting.. did your docs say they saw an astigmatism on your eye that was causing it? I use my drops constantly, and Im still on the steroid one time per day. Im on day 28 post-op today. My optometrist (not the surgeon) said the area that is flat is shrinking, and he takes that as an optimistic sign.. ?

What I don't know is if the doc took off some area that he shouldn't have (thereby flattening the cornea and creating an astigmatism) or if this is a normal post surgical astigmatism that will resolve on its own. Im getting different answers from different folks, and looking for some thoughts that perhaps this indeed may self resolve and I will wake up one day able to see again.

Any thoughts greatly appreciated. Anyone have an astigmatism they didn't have before surgery? Did it resolve on its own? I am highly regretting doing this surgery at this point and tired of taking an uber everywhere.

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