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Hi Charrison - you should be close to your one-month follow-up appointment, so your doctor will be able to do a better assessment. I understand the angst, as 3 weeks after my initial surgery, my vision had stabilized and did not improve much at all, if any. My optometrist suggested that I needed an enhancement at my one-month visit, but the surgeon wanted to wait 3 months. My surgeon also told me to use the artificial tears "aggressively" during this time, even though I was not suffering from dry eyes or any other discomfort. I just had blurry vision at a distance. We eventually did the enhancement on one eye (all that was needed) and that solved my issues. I'm now quite happy with my results.

So you may need to ride it out for 3 months, but an enhancement may be necessary. I was a little skeptical if it was as simple as that, but it worked out well for me. Hopefully, it will be the same experience for you.

Keep us posted, and best wishes!
My one month appointment is Friday. I'm not happy with the results of the surgery AT ALL! I've had probably one decently clear day with both eyes and only 4 with my left eye with clear sight since my surgery. I thought they were much better after starting to use artificial tears agressively that my eyes improved. They've taken a big step backwards. My right eye is still very blurry, distractingly blurry, and feels like I have something in it all the time. My left eye is mostly clear, but nothing is clear for almost 3/4 of a day. It's like I'm in a fog all the time. About mid-afternoon my eye(s) begin to feel ok and the 'fog' lifts a bit. BUT if this is what I will deal with for months to come, I made a very, very bad decision. I work on a laptop all day long and cannot see! My work is suffering and my patience is almost gone!
[QUOTE=charrison1026;5339109]My one month appointment is Friday. I'm not happy with the results of the surgery AT ALL! I've had probably one decently clear day with both eyes and only 4 with my left eye with clear sight since my surgery. I thought they were much better after starting to use artificial tears agressively that my eyes improved. They've taken a big step backwards. My right eye is still very blurry, distractingly blurry, and feels like I have something in it all the time. My left eye is mostly clear, but nothing is clear for almost 3/4 of a day. It's like I'm in a fog all the time. About mid-afternoon my eye(s) begin to feel ok and the 'fog' lifts a bit. BUT if this is what I will deal with for months to come, I made a very, very bad decision. I work on a laptop all day long and cannot see! My work is suffering and my patience is almost gone![/QUOTE]

Is this when you are outside? Inside? Day? Night?
Had my one month check up last Friday. My right eye is still blurry at all ranges, and it doesn't seem to be improving. The optometrist seems to think it will eventually get better but I am having my doubts.

I'm wondering if I should seek a separate opinion?
[QUOTE=charrison1026;5341312]Had my one month check up last Friday. My right eye is still blurry at all ranges, and it doesn't seem to be improving. The optometrist seems to think it will eventually get better but I am having my doubts.

I'm wondering if I should seek a separate opinion?[/QUOTE]

Hey - Sucks to hear you are still experiencing difficulty on month out. I'm two weeks out and my left eye is not doing well. I had an abrasion the day after the surgery and since then, it has "healed" but my left eye is blurry at all distances. They are very keen to say to just be patient etc but it's quite difficult as it affects you every second of every day! Thankfully I have one good eye, I can squint if needed. I don't have issues with dryness, and rarely have a feeling of something being in my eye. Maybe you need those plug things? Or maybe you have a small abrasion that you are feeling?

I wouldn't be against a second opinion...it never hurts to have another set of eyes look at things.

Best of luck, I'll be following your story hoping for good things seeing as you appear to be in the same boat but just 2 weeks ahead.

Cheers - Kevin
[QUOTE=wrcftw;5341335]Hey - Sucks to hear you are still experiencing difficulty on month out. I'm two weeks out and my left eye is not doing well. I had an abrasion the day after the surgery and since then, it has "healed" but my left eye is blurry at all distances. They are very keen to say to just be patient etc but it's quite difficult as it affects you every second of every day! Thankfully I have one good eye, I can squint if needed. I don't have issues with dryness, and rarely have a feeling of something being in my eye. Maybe you need those plug things? Or maybe you have a small abrasion that you are feeling?

I wouldn't be against a second opinion...it never hurts to have another set of eyes look at things.

Best of luck, I'll be following your story hoping for good things seeing as you appear to be in the same boat but just 2 weeks ahead.

Cheers - Kevin[/QUOTE]

agreed. we can only offer you anecdotal advice and our own experiences - a trained doctor will give you the best advice.

personally i have been advised that patients or doctors can't really do anything until at least the 3 month mark. if it does not improve by then, go seek other doctors.





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