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I had lasik done on 25th April, 2014. It's now more than 10 days and while the vision in my rigt eye has cleared up quite a bit, in my left eye I am still seeing blurry. My right eye was -4.5 and left eye was -5.00. My Dr says to not try and see from one eye but the difference is striking and very and gets more distinct each day as my right eye becomes more clear. Has my left eye not healed completely or is the correction not done properly? Will I have to wear glasses again or go in for an "enhancement" like I have read of multiple forums? Is there a chance that my left eye will get better or is it going to stay like this?? I don't know if this sounds paranoid but I am really worried, wondering if I should regret my decision of going for surgery and whether I will ever be able to see as good again as I did with my glasses
The Lasik Dr. will always tell you to look through both eyes and not close one to test the other. They consider it a success if you see 20/20 with both eyes looking at the chart. Problem is, the lopsidedness of the vision creates headaches as well as other issues like looking through a rifle scope for hunting, etc where one eye needs to be good and may not. I have blurry vision in my left which is my dominant eye (Google how to tell which is your dominant eye) and my Dr. said mine was astigmatism. It is corrected when they do the "better here or here" lens test which is a good indicator of astigmatism and mine may be correctable or not and has been this way since day 2. I'm 3 months post op now and every week seems to be different depending on the environment, etc as lasik vision fluctuates a lot for the first year or so I have found. That being said, you will not know a whole lot early on but @ 3 months, you should have a pretty good idea but ask your Dr. a lot of questions if you need to. They are there to help and if they seem like they are brushing you off, get a second opinion. A touch up is not to be done lightly as it thins the cornea even more so some are not candidates for those. Glasses/contacts then become the only option. Dry eye after 6 months can also be a reason not to do a touch up. It can make it worse if you still have it at 6 months and it is not pretty.
Good luck and I'm crossing my fingers for you!
[QUOTE=lasiked;5288141]My Dr had not informed me of all these side effects before I went in for the surgery. I don't know if I would have gone ahead if I knew all of this. I am due for a 2-week checkup this weekend and will definitely update my results here.[/QUOTE]

Yes, they tend to keep folks uninformed. I knew going in as I did a ton of research before hand but I figured the benefits out weighed the negatives. I'm having more dry eye this week then the last and I'm sure next week will be totally different too. The fluctuations drive a person nuts that is for sure! You're pretty early into this so hang in there. Get a copy of your records while you are at the Dr. and read the notes they jot down. Sometimes it helps. Mine told me I had DES (dry eye syndrome) and they really never came out and told me that but put in lower plugs when I asked for them. I also compared the vision I had to the other appointments stats and it shows a lot of fluctuation. My appointment is next week so I get to see what my options are for my blurry eye. Good luck and don't hesitate to ask the Dr. all the questions you have. If it is fixed by the lens test in that one eye, you may have lasik induced astigmatism.
My vision was so bad yesterday, I called the eye clinic, and was told someone would call me back. But nobody did. However, last night, I found that my right eye was beginning to respond to my trying to focus it (yes, I put one hand over my left eye so I could concentrate on my right eye). Today, when I woke up, my vision seemed very clear, then began to fade again about half an hour after I woke up as it always seems to do. However, I continued to cover my left eye and force my right eye to try and focus. Over the course of the day today, my vision has improved exponentially. I also used a lot of moisturizing drops yesterday and drank copious amounts of water to keep my eye hydrated, which may also have helped. But my right eye seems suddenly to have decided that it wants to work. I just hope this signals real improvement and is not just an anomaly. But at least it suggests that my eyes have been corrected properly, but may need more time to adjust. I hope that is the same for you, Lasiked and Deerhuntingal.
[QUOTE=rainangel;5288425]My vision was so bad yesterday, I called the eye clinic, and was told someone would call me back. But nobody did. However, last night, I found that my right eye was beginning to respond to my trying to focus it (yes, I put one hand over my left eye so I could concentrate on my right eye). Today, when I woke up, my vision seemed very clear, then began to fade again about half an hour after I woke up as it always seems to do. However, I continued to cover my left eye and force my right eye to try and focus. Over the course of the day today, my vision has improved exponentially. I also used a lot of moisturizing drops yesterday and drank copious amounts of water to keep my eye hydrated, which may also have helped. But my right eye seems suddenly to have decided that it wants to work. I just hope this signals real improvement and is not just an anomaly. But at least it suggests that my eyes have been corrected properly, but may need more time to adjust. I hope that is the same for you, Lasiked and Deerhuntingal.[/QUOTE]

It is amazing this brain of ours! I hope it keeps improving for you! Mine is astigmatism so I'm not sure that will work for me but worth a try!





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