Hello, I am new to this forum.
I am 23, I had lasik on June 18th 2010. My old correction was -3.25 (+0.75 astigmatism) and - 3.5 (+1.5 astigmatism), (that is what my doctor said). Now I have been overcorrected into hyperopia +1 (-0,25 at 65º) (Left Eye) and +1.25 (-0.50 at 130º) (Right Eye) (with my pupils dilated with skyacol).
My doctor said that the measures before the operation were wrong because my eyes had some sort of spasms that accommodated the eye to "fake" and more powerful corrections. He never dilated my pupils before the surgery. He just did 3 vision test in 3 different days.
Moreover, I have microstriae (in both eyes). They cause ghosting and my vision not to be completely clear. I also have focusing problems at all distances (it is worse with the right Eye)
The surgeon that operated me said that he could do a touch up later, after three months or more and that he could somehow get rid of the striae. I went to another doctor in Barcelona and he told me to wait, and that the microstriae would resolve with time. He said that the overcorrection was not significant and that my eyes would "support" it till my forties. He said it's just a matter of time, may be a year and that there is nothing that you can do now, that can't be done in a year (meaning that the results of a touch up in three months or in a year, would be the same).
I am worried because I've also read that if you don't remove the microstriae, with time they get imprinted in the corneal structure, making it almost impossible to remove. I have read also that there are other techniques to remove the microstriae without lifting the flap (massages, ironing), but none of these options have never been offered to me.
What do you think?
Has someone had microstriae and important ghosting, and it resolved with time with no persistent ghosting at all?
I am at a point that if I have to wear glasses for my overcorrection, I don't mind... but the ghosting is just too annoying, and under some lighting conditions, it is very bad. And i do not want to relift my lasik flaps, if I can avoid it. I now I should wait, but as I said before, I wonder if there is nothing else I can do "now" that I will not be able to do later (the flap ironing, for example...).
Thanks for your help,
Here are a simulation that I did to show what I see...
With people, if I am close (1.5 meters distance) it goes something like this...
If They are far, the thing is even worse. I see a blurred ghosting of almost the entire person's face/body... It varies with the light intensity, color and direction...