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Hi, I am 22 years old male, and I recently had Custom Intralase LASIK last Thursday, Aug 29th, 2013. My prescription pre op was -6.50 both eyes with no astigmatism.

The next day I went for my one day follow up and was told that my right eye was seeing 20/20 and my left eye was -0.25. I was kind of shocked since they said I would achieve perfect vision 24 hours after the surgery. I've noticed something really odd, which is my right eye is very crisp is sharp for objects that are near, but more blurry than my left for objects far away. And vice-versa for my left eye.

I get halos, starbursts, and glare as predicted. The glare is still pretty bad, like looking through a film. Halos and starbrusts are pretty bad too, but what should I expect just 4 days after surgery? Vision at night is horrible too. Also I have blood spots from the suction ring on both eyes which is very red and noticeable. Doc says it will clear up quickly.

Dry eye is a biggie. I'm using the eye drops pretty frequently, like 3-4 strips a day. I can read the computer screen just fine but cannot stare at it for more than 30 minutes without burning my eyes.

I go for my one week follow up this Saturday, hopefully my optometrist will only have good things to say. If you guys have any questions, I'll do my best to answer them!

I'm also wondering how long it took you guys to fully recover from the glare/haze, starbursts, and dry eye. Or if you did at all. Thanks! I'll keep you guys posted on my own progress.
Hi there, I'm responding because I scoured the internet in desperation for answers with my lasik experience. I had -4.75 with a 4.0 astigmatism and -2.75 right eye. I had lasik and an enhancement procedure six months later. In the end my surgery was a success and worth all the aggravation from long healing processes. I am 29 years old. I was confused and worried as I wasn't instantly perfect the next week. I took a very long time to heal, which surprised me because I thought I am usually a quick healer in regards to everything else. Don't panick. I had halos for a month post lasik. I couldn't drive and my eyes were super sensitive to light. I also had the suction marks which took about 6 weeks to go away if not 8 weeks. It was very annoying as my friends that had it done seemed to have instant gratification and I was concerned there was something wrong! I ended up after the first procedure having good vision to the point where I did not need glasses. However the astigmatism was brought down to only a 2.0 which disturbed me. Therefore 6 months later I took the doc up on the enhancement for free. I am so glad I did it! I love my vision now and did not even know you could see this great! Hang in there and try not to compare yourself to other people like I did or the tv shows that show people perfect the next day or next week. Keep those drops coming. I'm no doc but I drove myself nuts with worry and I wish I could go back in time and let myself know it was all VERY VERY WORTH IT!
So it has been a little more than a month since my surgery. In terms of my vision, I am still experiencing the issue of having one eye better at seeing close up and the other for distance. My right eye can see everything within 20 feet or so with crisp sharp clarity, but further than that it gets blurry, not too bad I would say it feels like 20/25. For my left eye, I can see things past 20 feet with amazing crisp clarity, but within 20 feet its not as sharp as my right eye, but not bad either.

I went for my one month followup, and the doctor told me that I have slight LASIK induced astigmatism for my left eye and the right eye has gotten a little bit worse (which I haven't noticed). But both eyes working together I seeing with crisp clarity for things up close and far away. In other words I see 20/20 with both eyes open. The doctor has said my vision is probably stabilized by now (however I am still experience vision fluctuations here and there). But even if it doesn't get better, I would still consider the surgery a success since I can see 20/20 with both eyes. There used to be a perceptible difference between the 2 eyes, but now I can barely tell there is a difference with both eyes open at the same time.

My eyes have also been less dry. I can go through an entire day without using eye drops. It only starts feeling dry and uncomfortable around 10 pm, especially if I'm on the computer. But in the morning and afternoon, I can even use the computer for hours without getting that burning feeling I used to feel right earlier in my recovery. Also the blood spots from the suction ring have dissipated.

I still have night glare, halos and starbursts, but they have been reduced in size and have gotten fainter. Not dramatically reduced, but it's progress nonetheless. When I last updated you guys, the halos and starbursts were so big that I couldn't drive at night. Now they are at a level were I can safely drive.

I think that's pretty much it. If anything significant occurs, I will definitely post. Otherwise I will just update you guys when I go for my three month followup.





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