What Should I Do Next?

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What Should I Do Next?

Postby nursejulie » Mon Jun 26, 2006 3:34 am

I had custom lasik Dec 22 on both eyes. I had been in monovision contacts for 6 years without a problem, and my opthalmologist told me I was a perfect candidate for this procedure. I am a 47 year old female in good health. My left eye is for distance, and my right eye is for close up and reading.
Supposedly, I have an excellent eye surgeon from the [redacted] here in San Diego.
I was completely evaluated preop by an opthalmologist. I first me the surgeon when I was in the room for the Lasik. I developed corneal edema bilaterally and could see nothing but blurs of light for the next week after the lasik. I was never evauated post op by an MD. I had horrible halos, very poor night vision, and could not work for over a week. The blurriness eventually subsided, leaving me with astigmatism and overcorrection on the right side. I have ghosting and the halos continue. So, June 15, I had an enhancement on the right side. Still no MD evaluation. He only does the actual procedure, and told me not to become "a Lasik junkie."
My opthalmologist now states thay the astimatism is gone. I still have ghosting and halos at night. The sharpness of my vision is gone. I have to wear a contact in the right eye, and reading glasses over that to be able to read. I am an RN and having alot of difficulty seeing at work.
So, what is my next step? I am getting nowhere with the opthalmologist..i just keep getting different contacts, and told that it is all going to be great in a few months. My vision is very stablily unstable.
Thanks so much!
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Postby LasikExpert » Mon Jun 26, 2006 5:06 am

You need a second opinion.

With all that you are experiencing your faith in the ability of your current providers to do what you need is clearly shaken. You need a second opinion for two reasons. One is to determine precisely where you are, where you are probably going, and if that is really where you want to go. The other is for peace of mind. You need to verify that your current healthcare providers have you on the right path. I recommend you contact the ophthalmology department of a university affiliated teaching hospital and seek a corneal specialist. I doubt I am going to be able to provide much insight at this point. What you need is a comprehensive evaluation from a competent ophthalmologist.
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Postby nursejulie » Tue Jun 27, 2006 1:43 am

Thank you for your reply. I made an appointment for Friday with a good opthalomologist. Funny, but i just got a call from my optometrist asking how i was doing. His care has been great, but he is not a medical doctor. I will feel better seeing the doc on Friday.
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Postby LasikExpert » Tue Jun 27, 2006 2:18 am

Obviously your optometrist has good intentions, but has reached the limit of his abilities. After a second opinion with a corneal specialist your optometrist will have more and better information to determine how best to serve you.
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