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Postby DryEye » Mon Feb 12, 2007 4:39 pm

Bada
If what you mean by blurred vision is not crisp and clear vision then yes I had it and still have it at times. It was always more so in my right eye, but that eye in all fairness seems to have always been drier even when I was in contacts. I know that I am not fully corrected & may have some slight residual astigmatism, but at my last meeting with my corneal specialist who has seen me since 3 days after lasik he said he wanted to have more refractive history before doing anything to that eye (ie give it more time) I agree with him. What's weird about all this is that I get the vision i want (crisp and clear) when I insert my artificial tears and always have (except for maybe night driving with stoplights & car headlights - although that used to be the case during the daytime and like I have said just this past month i have noticed the green light scenario of 1 1/2 go away for the most part) The good thing i noticed is that overtime I have had to use less artificial tears to get that vision. I think Glenn answered one of my posts that inserting the artififical tears and getting better vision may be do to the smoothing out of the cornea surface and acts as a refractive error enhancement? Either way I am willing to wait it out until probably this fall (that will make it 18 months) to be certain what exactly is going on. You're early in healing it'll get better. One more thing my eye doc of 20 years he also sees me said that with residual astigmatism (when it is slight) he has seen it go both ways overtime (get better andnot)
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Postby bada5150 » Mon Feb 12, 2007 11:27 pm

I think you are totally right. DryEye. I feel the same way. When I put artificial tear, I feel my right eye sees little better. Maybe it smoothes out cornea and works as enhancement something like that. It sounds like your astigmatism refractive error is healing really slow just like my aunt. But still not good enough to give you vision that you want.
I think you should give a little more time to see if things are gettting better rather than making quick decision for your enhancement.
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Postby DryEye » Tue Feb 13, 2007 1:32 am

Bada
Thanks for your words of encouragement
The waiting and the process is not fun, but it's all we can do for the time being. The alternative of rushing into doing an enhancement with the chance of making it worse would not be good.
Keep letting us know how things develop for you.
Did your aunt basically have vision problems the first 18 months post lasik?
I imagine it got better every month or two until it resolved for her?
What did her eye docs say to her at her appointments? They had to see that her vision and astigmatism was slightly undercorrected?
Was she using a lot of artificial tears throughout her ordeal?
Thanks
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Postby bada5150 » Tue Feb 13, 2007 2:06 am

She got her eyes done so long time ago about 10 year ago almost. She was at her job tranning and she was not able to see computer screen she said. Also, she was so scared to drive at nite because she was seeing many ghostings around stop lights. Her vision was very much fuluctuating for 6 to 7 months. And her ghosting and bad night vision last her more than year and half she said.
Her eyes are getting tired very easily every day and fluctuating for 6 to 7 months.
But it took long time for her night vision to be improved she said.
So I think you will see improvement on your night vision eventually.

She is very happy now with her eyes.
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Postby DryEye » Tue Feb 13, 2007 2:16 am

Bada
Great to hear about your aunt
Was she using artificial tears for that whole time and eventually didn;t need them?
Sounds like is is better to wait it out - One can always do an enhancement at a later date if need be.
Thanks!
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