2 Months Later, Still Some Ghosting and Double Vision

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2 Months Later, Still Some Ghosting and Double Vision

Postby David White » Wed Oct 25, 2006 2:49 am

First, let me be clear - I am very happy with the result and not disappointed at all. I went from around 20/600 in each eye to about 20/25 to 20/30 as of now. Oh, I had Wavefront Customized LASIK 2 months ago btw.

That said, of course, I do want the best result possible.

As the subject says, I still have some ghosting, doubling. Moreso at night and more in one eye than the other. It is both eyes, but definitely more in the right than the left.

Is this likely :

- A slight undercorrection that could use an enhancement later ?
- Still some dry eye - it is better after drops but I do drops a lot so my eyes can't be too dry I wouldn't think.
- Something which will continue to get better over the next few months.
- Just one of those things - it is what it is, just be happy with how good it is :)

Thanks for any input, I hope I gave enough info. Like I said, I would be happy if this were my permanent vision but I'm just wondering what I should be planning for.
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Re: 2 Months Later, Still Some Ghosting and Double Vision

Postby LasikExpert » Wed Oct 25, 2006 5:06 am

David White wrote:- A slight undercorrection that could use an enhancement later ?


This is possible and is easily measured. Your doctor can do a manifest refraction (which is better, one or two?) to determine your current prescription with accommodation. Your doctor can also do a cycloplegic refraction (which is better with eye drops that halt accommodation) to compare the two and see how much you are "focusing around" refractive error.

David White wrote:- Still some dry eye - it is better after drops but I do drops a lot so my eyes can't be too dry I wouldn't think.


If it is better after drops you are very likely having dry eye problems, but it is also possible a slight refractive error is corrected by the added thickness of the eye drops. Your doctor can check the quantity and quality of your tears along with the manifest and cyclopegic refraction.

David White wrote:- Something which will continue to get better over the next few months.


Quite possibly yes.

David White wrote:- Just one of those things - it is what it is, just be happy with how good it is :)


Equally possibly yes.
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2nd time repairing a wrinkle

Postby julsjuls » Wed Nov 01, 2006 3:13 am

Since I had my flap wrinkle not once on the right eye but twice...and corrected by a different specialist actually in a different state also from where I live. Was wrinkled all the way to the hing? and the epithlia being loose... I am now ready to go home after two weeks...but am a little nervous...the eye feels a little heavy and I feel like slipping is going on. I do have halos at night still. The doctor says it looks very good...and he will see me in three months. He does not recommend ever getting an enhancement, which I have no problem with I just want to be able to see with glasses, I will never touch my eyes again. Do you think there is hope for this right eye to improve after all that has been done. It is my dominate eye but has not been corrected that way due to undercorrection and Mono vision was to be done in the left eye it now is the more powerful eye. I wish I would have found your site before I ever touched my eyes, its the worse thing I have ever done. Its been a little over two months and two flap corrections.... THank you for your site and your help....
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Postby LasikExpert » Sun Nov 05, 2006 7:50 pm

It sounds like you had macrostriae (flap folds), which tend to respond best to flap lift and repositioning. Improvement is certainly possible, but it is likely that you will need to help that improvement with good eye care and very likely contact lenses - if your doctor approves. We have a detailed article on Lasik Flap Wrinkles that you may find helpful.
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