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bens123 - Any update? I'm in a very similar situation.

nowayman - Curious if things have improved for you. 'Dandelions' brought a smile to my face with a subject that has caused me only anger and depression, so thank you.

Curious about 'topolink'. I did a quick search but only got a few articles from 15 years ago. Sounds more or less like an early version of wavefront LASIK.

Regarding PRK vs. LASIK: I had wavefront LASIK in one eye and wavefront PRK in the other in May 2011. (The PRK eye had a thinner cornea, just below the thickness the surgeon recommended for LASIK.) Both procedures were done at the same time on the same laser.

My PRK eye has always been sharper than my LASIK eye, which has regressed to -0.75 with a little astigmatism. My PRK eye is still at 20/15. The bad news is that both eyes have practically the same amount of halo/starburst and dryness.

I went back on Restasis and a small omega-3 supplement nearly a year ago to try to improve the dryness, but if anything I'm using [i]more[/i] artificial tears now.

Alphagan partly helped night vision (I could watch movies in a theater without distraction) but actually made starbursts worse. In any case, I had to start using it twice a day for suspected glaucoma, so the pupil effect wore off... which sucks.

I have wavefront glasses which are very sharp, but unfortunately do nothing for the halo/starburst.

So my attempts thus far have been discouraging, but there are a few more options. I finally made an appointment with a new ophthalmologist who seems knowledgeable about dry eye. I also want to try reverse geometry/scleral lenses. I think I've been putting these off because, if they don't work, the only option left would be another laser surgery and I don't know that I could ever go through with that again. At which point, I'd have to accept that some things will never look as good as they did before May 2011.

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